11/16/2009

Baclaran Man wins .5 Million in 7-Eleven Eating Tilt




Thanks to a tray of Big Bite hotdogs, a man from Baclaran won half a million Pesos.

Leopoldo Quinto, Jr. of Baclaran won the country's first competitive eating competition via tough tie-breaker against Kyle Domingo. Quinto gobbled up 13 hotdogs in the initial round then 4 hotdogs in the extra round. He bested 24 other competitors in a festive atmosphere at the SM Mall of Asia last November 14.

With the first prize under his belt, Quinto took home half a million Pesos, and Domingo took home 150 thousand Pesos. And in true Filipino fashion, Quinto had a throng of supporters at the venue.

7-Eleven plans to continue the country's only eating competition and hopes to bring foriegn contestants into the fold.


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