Kiwi to take on hot dog champ video

Nela Zisser is a model and competitive eater, now eyeing up the annual July Fourth hot dog contest in New York.

Kiwi model and avid eater Nela Zisser says she can out-eat the men at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York.

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Kiwi to take on US hot dog champ video

Nela Zisser is a model and competitive eater, now eyeing up the annual July Fourth hot dog contest in New York.

Kiwi model and avid eater Nela Zisser says she can out-eat the men at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York.

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