Watching a beautiful, svelte young woman devour a massive chocolate bunny is curiously entertaining. There's a bit more to Nela Zisser than that.
Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand and weighing in at 105 pounds, this professional model, restaurant owner, former Miss Earth New Zealand, pre-med student and, yes, competitive eater is a 23-year old wonder.
She holds dual citizenship (New Zealand and U.S.) and has proudly competed at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July for the last two years. Nathon's is the World's Cup of competitive eating. Nela is sanctioned by Major League Eating and has been referred to as "The Alligator" and "A Weapon of Mass Digestion."
With over 100 youtube videos literally chronically her incredible feats of eating and having just hit 100,000 subscribers, Nela is proudly marching on.
Quoted directly from her profile at http://majorleagueeating.com :
"On debut at the 2015 Nathan's Famous Ladies' Championship, Ms Zisser ate 16 hot dogs and buns to place seventh. In post-content comments, she remarked how much more satisfying and robust—read, tough to eat a lot fast—the Nathan's Famous hot dog and bun is compared to their paltry New Zealand counterparts. There is no shame, New Zealand, in having inferior hot dogs to those found at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Brooklyn, NY. None can compare. This is an apples to oranges scenario. Coney Island, for example, produces inferior Sauvignon Blancs to those from your land. It's all good.
Before becoming a Major League Eater, Ms Zisser ate a five-pound burrito in under five minutes and a five foot-long sandwiches in under 10 minutes. As she gains experience, watch her bring that kind of power eating to the MLE table soon."