Competitive eaters and married couple Rich and Carlene LeFevre faced off on “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” on Wednesday. Check out the video below!
The LeFevres have been married for 43 years and have participated in competitive eating for most of that time. In fact, they’ve earned the nickname “First Couple of Competitive Eating,” and took part in Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest just a few weeks ago. At 73 and rather tiny in stature, you wouldn’t think Rich or Carlene, who declined to give her age, can pack it away. Oh, but they can and they proved it right in front of the studio audience.
When the spouses took the stage, host Steve Harvey told them, “I would expect a little more size on you.” Carlene admitted, “I haven’t eaten in two days waiting for this… We’ve tapered off a little bit now as we’re watching our health.” Still, Rich bragged about downing six pounds of Spam in 10 minutes. and 247 jalapenos in eight minutes. Carlene confirmed, “He’s the most competitive I’ve ever met in my life.”
Their task here was to go down a buffet line featuring a whole banana and watermelon, mozzarella and tomatoes, soup, pasta, and two ice cream sundaes. Upon seeing the last item, Carlene exclaimed, “I haven’t had a sundae in five years!” Gossip Cop won’t spoil the outcome, except to say Harvey’s commentary included, “This is the worth thing I’ve ever seen. Who wants to throw up?”
Well, Rich and Carlene weren’t grossed out. They capped off their competition with a kiss. Gossip Cop will have video momentarily. Stay tuned!