Jul 16, 2014 9:41 PM by Marissa Esquivel
TUCSON - A Tucsonan is training to compete in the World Wing Eating Championship in Las Vegas.
Michelle Lesco will compete in a grueling 10-minute, all-you-can-eat contest of Hooters' world famous chicken wings.
Lesco will join wing-eating enthusiasts across the country for the ultimate wing-eating challenge on National Chicken Wing Day on July 29.
"For the World Wing Eating Championship I've really been practicing with the food itself because getting the meat off the bone is the hardest part of the competition," said Lesco
She added, "It's not just your mouth and stomach digesting the food, your hands really have to work hard for this type of contest! To make sure I'm well prepared for the contest I've been spending time at the Hooters in Tucson eating their specific style of wings, which I really enjoy! I practice with both the drummies and the flappers because it is important to be hyper aware of what kind of bone you're eating and I may get drummies or flappers, or a combination of both, in the championship. My final necessary strategy, use as little liquid as possible to avoid time drinking the water and getting full off that."
In celebration of the holiday, Hooters locations across the country will offer unlimited chicken wings to guests and will challenge America to put down 2 million wings in one day.
The competition is poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contestants will be competing for cash prizes and the coveted title of the World-Wide Wing Eating Champion.
Photo courtesy of Hooters