'Black Widow' Repeats as Women's Hot Dog Champ She eats record 45 dogs By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Jul 4, 2012 11:23 AM CDT 4 comments Comments Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, accepts her trophy after winning last year's Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship by consuming 40 hot dogs. She won again today with 45 dogs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (Newser) – Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas devoured a record 45 hot dogs to win her second straight championship in the women's half of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest today, CNN reports. The total beats Thomas' previous record of 41 dogs. "My technique is I dunk two hot dogs in the water cup and then eat," the 100-pound Thomas said before the competition.