Takeru Kobayashi’s fall from grace is hard to swallow.
It’s known that the legendary eater was kicked out of Major League Eating years ago, and that he now spends his curdling career shilling for food companies, eating at bars, and claiming world records that aren’t official in anybody’s books. His latest public shaming, however, gives us a tummy ache.
Kobi — who once set a world record by eating nearly 54 hot dogs in 12 minutes at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest — has been relegated to eating tater tots for Terminix. That’s right — one of the most hungry athletes of our time now works for a pest control company.