Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Pumpkin Competes in Pigzilla Eating Contest

Entertainment Jul. 24, 2013 AT 5:20PM

The July 24 episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo puts 13-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon's appetite to the test. With the support of her "redneck" family, she decides to compete in an eating contest at Papa Buck's BBQ in Marietta, Ga.

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To complete the challenge, Lauryn must eat the Pigzilla sandwich -- three pounds of pulled pork and barbecue sauce on a one-pound Hawaiian sweet bread roll -- in 45 minutes. She must keep it down for five minutes before she is allowed to puke (if need be). Should she succeed, Lauryn will be awarded a $200 cash prize. "I'm the first female to do it," she says while warming up.

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"Pigzilla has been challenged 55 times and it was only defeated once by a professional eater," her mom, June Shannon explains. "I think it's gonna be defeated twice because, hey, I've got my own professional eater on my hands."

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Lauryn arrives with a secret weapon: her professional shirt. "Every time she wears that professional shirt, you know that she's being serious," says June, 33.

Will Lauryn rise to the challenge? Find out when an all-new episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo airs Wednesday, July 24, at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.

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