Wing Bowl XX was held at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, a stadium that seats 20,000.

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We were greeted by taunts of "U-S-A! U-S-A!"

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Breasts were a recurring Jumbotron motif. These ones belong to a stripper from Delilah's.

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More strippers. The clubs sent them in fleets.

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Swinishness was encouraged.

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After a third-place finish, five-time Wing Bowl winner El Wingador announced his retirement.

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Chillita was the only female contestant. She finished fourth.

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The eaters worked up sweats.

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After the event, local strip clubs do brisk business.

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Kobayashi's Wingettes were a college student and an artist. They ended up with Team Kobi through ties to Kobayashi sponsor Tony Luke's, a restaurant famous for cheesesteaks.

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Background: Kobayashi. Foreground: Wings.

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Dozens of staffers, emcees, Wingettes, and managers milled around the eating stage. Kobi's manager/translator/girlfriend Maggie James is in the bottom left corner, with red lipstick.

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Several contestants wore snore strips to optimize breathing while their mouths were otherwise occupied.

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Effective ad placement at the Wing Bowl.

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Kobayashi and Super Squibb in action.

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Gawker writer in action.

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To the victor goes the rubber-chicken-festooned crown.

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Confetti everywhere.

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Girl-on-girl action was frequent. No guy-on-guy action witnessed.

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"Make it move," these women said, sprawled across the mechanical bull after its operator had left.

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A pair of possibly chilly Philadelphia sports fans parade parade by the entourage of an eater called Freak of Nature.

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