Chichén Itzá Habanero Eating contest 2013

The winner of the Chichen Itza Habanero Eating Contest held at La Paloma Mercado in Los Angeles described feelings of numbness and hotness after her win.  That’s right, Maria Duran, a woman beat all her male competitors by devouring 31 habaneros.  She took the challenge because her husband said, “I bet you can do that.”  She said this was his Father’s day gift.  The event was held on Father’s Day.  Maria shares in preparation eat to eat less and eat more habaneros.

The Chef and Owner of Chichen Itza says he was impressed that Maria broke the record but not surprised that a woman won.   Hear from the Winner Below: