Leah Shutkever, a competitive eater, has set yet another Guinness World Record. After gulping down 19 McDonald’s chicken nuggets in under 60 seconds, she set the record for the most chicken nuggets consumed in one minute.
Shutkever accepted the challenge backstage at the Guinness World Records Italian TV show “Lo Show Dei Record” at Mediaset Studios in Milan.
Nela Zisser of Auckland, New Zealand, previously held the record. After consuming 298 grams (10.51 oz) of the bite-sized food, she has been the reigning champion since November 2020.
In 2019, Leah Shutkever Set A New Personal Best
Leah Shutkever set out to eat 20 chicken nuggets in one minute, but she only managed to consume 19 in the allotted time. The total weight of the nuggets she ate was 352 grams (12.42 oz), which was 54 grams more than the previous record.
Shutkever is regarded as one of the most successful competitive eaters in the history of Guinness World Records. Her foray into the realm of competitive eating, on the other hand, was not planned.
Shutkever said in an interview with Student Pocket Guide that she was tormented in school because she was overweight. She did, however, like sports and pushed herself to participate in them, such as rugby, badminton, and bodybuilding.
She went on to say:
“Growing up, I was overweight, but I was also incredibly athletic and fiercely competitive. I put my whole heart and soul into the sport. I didn’t set weight goals or dress sizes; instead, I focused on being better at Rugby, Badminton, and eventually bodybuilding, and after recovering from several blunders and injuries, my physique began to represent the one thing I excelled at.”
Shutkever’s eating abilities were first observed in 2013 when her brother challenged her at a neighborhood eatery. The experience propelled her into the realm of competitive eating. In May 2019, she set a new world record by eating three full pickled eggs in 7.80 seconds.
She now owns a total of 27 world records, including the following:
- 16 May 2020 – Most jam doughnuts eaten in three minutes: 10
- 13 June 2020 – Fastest time to drink one liter of gravy: 1 min 4.9 seconds
- 19 August 2020 – Fastest time to eat 80 g of watercress: 45.26 seconds
- 19 August 2020 – Most spring rolls are eaten in one minute: 301 grams
- 19 August 2020 – Most lasagne eaten in 30 seconds: 380 g
- 17 September 2020 – Most mini gherkins/pickles eaten in one minute: 23
- 27 September 2020 – Most hot cross buns eaten in three minutes: 6
- 21 October 2020 – Fastest time to eat a Chocolate Orange: 57.14 seconds
- 21 October 2020 – Most marshmallows were eaten in one minute (no hands): 20
- 9 November 2020 – Most chocolate truffles are eaten in one minute (no hands): 12
Leah Shutkever Wiki
Leah Shutkever is from the West Midlands in the United Kingdom. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Shutkever is 31 years old and has amassed a sizable internet following. Her Instagram (@shutkeverofficial) and YouTube (@Leah Shutkever) profiles have a combined total of over 170K followers and 313K subscribers.
Kevin Strahle, popularly known as LA Beast, was the inspiration for the record-breaking competitor. Strahle is an eight-time Guinness World Record holder in competitive eating. When Shutkever is not competing, he promotes healthy eating and follows a strict diet. With the exception of one instance in Japan, her eating career has been spectacular.
After passing unconscious owing to a lack of oxygen supply to her brain, the influencer had to be transported to the hospital. It wasn’t something major, thankfully.