Honey Boo Boo's Sister Attempts Food Challenge

Staff Writer
Pumpkin tries to eat a 4-pound sandwich

Honey Boo Boo and her family.

Forget Man v. Food — this is more like Girl v. Food.

In last night’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Honey Boo Boo’s 13-year-old sister, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, attempted to defeat the Pigzilla challenge at Papa Buck’s BBQ in Marietta, Ga. To win the contest, you must finish a Pigzilla sandwich in 45 minutes or less — not an easy feat, as the Pigzilla is a colossal sandwich containing 3 pounds of pulled pork placed upon a 1-pound Hawaiian sweet bread roll. Pumpkin needed to finish the sandwich in the time allotted and then keep it down for the next five minutes before throwing up in order to win the $200 cash prize.

"I’m the first female to do it," said Pumpkin on the episode while preparing to conquer the meal. "Pigzilla has been challenged 55 times and it was only defeated once by a professional eater," added her mother, June Shannon. "I think it’s gonna be defeated twice because, hey, I’ve got my own professional eater on my hands."

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While Pumpkin was ultimately unable to finish the sandwich, she put in a valiant effort for a 13-year-old girl — there is still time for her to become a professional.