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Meet The Competitive Eater Who Can Eat 22 Big Macs In An Hour

Meet The Competitive Eater Who Can Eat 22 Big Macs In An Hour

The myth that models exist on salads alone can well and truly be put to bed now, all thanks to model and competitive eater Nela Zisser - who can smash 22 Big Macs in under an hour, despite only weighing 55kg.

Nela, from New Zealand, has been competitively eating since the age of 21 after entering a pizza-eating contest because her mum thought she would do well.

Nela was surprised to see herself win against '19 big dudes', but the win gave her the confidence to try more competitions.

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Since then Nela has turned to YouTube to showcase her impressive eating skills, taking on challenges such as a 1kg burrito and an impressive 10,000 calorie English breakfast.

Her breakfast belly-busting challenge caught the attention of the media in 2016 after she managed to consume 20 eggs, a kilogram of bacon fried in butter, six sausages, four muffins and mushrooms cooked in cream in 42 minutes. Impressive.

Nela has also filmed herself devouring 22 Big Macs in under an hour. And in case you are wondering, that's 12,386 calories and nearly one kilogram of meat.

One of Nela's biggest challenges was tackling 22 Big Macs in under an hour. Credit: YouTube/Nela Zisser
One of Nela's biggest challenges was tackling 22 Big Macs in under an hour. Credit: YouTube/Nela Zisser
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But Nela's fame isn't limited to YouTube, the competitive chomper has also travelled the world to keep up with the competition.

She's competed in the much-hyped Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championships in New York, where she took seventh place.

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Nela Zisser has been competitively eating for five years, gaining fame on YouTube. Credit: Instagram/ Nela Zisser
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One question the medical student is regularly asked is how she stays so slim, despite the excessive amounts of food she consumes.

Nela said: "I go to the gym five days a week, and I do intermittent fasting. I only eat one or two meals a day.

"Not all my challenges are unhealthy either. Last week I ate half a kilo of raw broccoli."

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All that food is bound to have some after effects, and some of her food challenges can leave her feeling sick for a day, while others don't present any problems at all.

She explained: "Meat tends to fill me way more than carbs or vegetables. So, if it is a meat-heavy challenge, I may feel under the weather for a while."

So what's next for Nela? Well apart from smashing Big Macs, calorific breakfasts and obscenely large burritos, the 26-year-old still has three years left of her medical degree to complete.

She remains unsure of whether she will be able to balance her competitive eating challenges alongside her studies, but for now she's enjoying her moment of fame.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Nela Zisser

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Niamh Spence

Niamh Spence is a freelance writer, covering lifestyle topics. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Journalism in 2012 and has switched between PR and journalism ever since. Usually found with coffee and on twitter.