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