Eric Booker

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Eric Booker
Eric Booker 2010.jpg
Personal information
Birth nameEric Booker
Nickname(s)BadlandsChugs, Badlands Booker
EthnicityAfrican American
Born1969 (age 49–50)
SportCompetitive eating
Updated on May 11, 2015.

Eric Booker (born c. 1969), is an American rap artist from Jamaica, Queens and a record-holding competitive eater.

Competitive eating career[edit]

Booker trains for competitions by trying to stretch his stomach and develop jaw strength. He eats large amounts of fruit and vegetables and drinks a gallon of water in a sitting in order to stretch his stomach, and chews over twenty pieces of gum at a time to build jaw strength.[1] He maintains that competitive eating is a healthy sport, and has lost weight since he began competing.[2] He is presently ranked 10th by the IFOCE.

Some of Booker's accomplishments include:


Outside of competitive eating, Booker is an aspiring independent hip-hop recording artist. Badlands has released several songs including "Hungry and Focused" to "Extended Play" and is still coming out with new songs. He works full-time as a conductor on the Number 7 Subway Train in New York City. Booker has appeared on the television series Wife Swap and Last Call with Carson Daly, where he served as announcer and "Eater in Residence." He also appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Personal life[edit]

Booker lives with his wife, Regina and son, Brandon on Long Island.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved February 27, 2010. Eating champs to chow down at Everett wingding by Brian Alexander
  2. ^ The Totally Earnest Eater by Pat Gee
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i International Federation of Competitive Eating, Eater Profiles: Eric Booker. Copyright 2004. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved December 30, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Amy's Robot (blog) Robot-on-the-Spot: The World Cheesecake Eating Championship.
  5. ^ The Jewish Advocate; April 2005: by Nogg, Ozzie. Matzah ball-eating contest proves mother was right; Eric Booker cleans his plate, eats 21 matzah balls in five minutes.

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