We all are faced with various challenges in life. Will I make the meeting on time, will I get into the right college, will anyone notice that I have not shampooed my hair? But when it comes to mano-a-mano, straight-up competition, I can only pray that I would be able to absolutely dominate as well as the young woman who has currently gone viral for crushing a cotton-candy eating contest.
The video is all of six seconds long. I might have watched it 600 times. While her hapless opponent still munches away, she grabs the entire chunk of cotton candy, crams it into her mouth, and chews on it like a chipmunk. She even has a few seconds left over at the end to boldly face the camera.
Time reports that video hails from the Chinese TV show I’m The Winner (yeah she is). The video of the woman, who hosts the show, wiping the floor with her guest/co-host “was shared to Chinese social media platform Weibo; according to Buzzfeed, the clip has been watched more than 16 million times on Weibo since it was first published.”
BuzzFeed News tracked down the woman, who is a 25-year-old Chinese TV anchor named An-Qi. She told BuzzFeed News that “eating the cotton candy like that was a spur-of-the-moment decision. ‘My urge to beat my competitor was too strong.’”
BuzzFeed News notes that An-Qi has since re-shared the clip on her Weibo, writing, “You wanna beat me in any competition? Won’t happen.” Damn straight. Any time you need a little fired-up inspiration, just take six seconds and watch this video yet again.