Furious Pete

Furious Pete
Born Peter Czerwinski
(1985-11-30) November 30, 1985[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada[1]
Nationality Polish-Canadian
Other names Furious Pete
Alma mater McMaster University
Occupation Competitive eater
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg)

Peter Czerwinski, better known by his stage name Furious Pete,[2] (born November 30, 1985) is a Canadian competitive eater of Polish descent. Czerwinski currently holds nine Guinness World Records in eating and is also a famous YouTuber with 3.9 million subscribers (3,426,560 - main channel +581,468 - second channel as of August 17th, 2016).

Early life and career

Peter Czerwinski was born November 30, 1985,[1] in Toronto.[1][2] Both his parents had health issues.[3] As a teenager, he battled against anorexia[2] and was hospitalized at Toronto's The Hospital for Sick Children.[4] Bodybuilding was a major factor in his recovery.[2]

Czerwinski has a slower digestion rate than the average person's.[2] His daily diet comprises nine balanced meals and he exercises daily.[2] Czerwinski realized his talent in eating when he managed to beat an eating record. Thereafter, he decided to take on more eating-related challenges and post them on YouTube.[3] In 2015 he did the Taki challenge. Having participated in more than 90 eating competitions,[2] Czerwinski holds six Guinness World Records in competitive eating, including that for eating a whole raw onion in 43.53 seconds,[5] devouring seventeen bananas in 2 minutes,[6] finishing fifteen hamburgers in 10 minutes,[2] guzzling a 750-millilitre bottle of olive oil in 60 seconds,[2] and consuming 17 Jaffa Cakes in sixty seconds.[7] He also participated in season one of Canada's Got Talent. For his performance, he consumed 5 hard boiled eggs, 3 pieces of Canadian bacon, 2 bananas, and a bag of milk in 51 seconds;[8][9] however, he did not make it past the Toronto Auditions.[8]

A direct-to-DVD documentary film, titled The Story of Furious Pete, chronicling Czerwinski's life has been produced by GI Productions.[10] It screened at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.[11] The Furious "Pete"[12] – which consists of 20 pieces of bacon and 20 pieces of cheese, alongside a five-pound platter of fries – is named after him, after Czerwinski became the first person in 1,500 attempts to finish it.[3]

Furious Pete has also featured on German TV channel Kabel Eins with his world tour, Furious Pete World Tour, in which he attempts eating challenges around the world.

Personal life

Pete is currently engaged to his girlfriend Melissa. He proposed to her on October 10, 2014.[13]

Due to his Polish origins he has a tattoo of the Polish white eagle on his back.[14]

On October 1, 2014, Pete announced on his YouTube channel that he had recently undergone surgery for testicular cancer. On November 29, 2014 Pete revealed test result which declared him free of cancer.[15] However, on August 11, 2015 Pete informed his viewers that his cancer had returned, and that he would be undergoing further treatment.[16]

On November 25, 2015, Pete announced that he was again cancer-free.[17]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 Czerwinski, Pete. "Draw My Life | Furious Pete".
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Kane, Laura (July 9, 2012). "Furious Pete: From anorexic to world-class competitive eater". The Star. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 Tim, Jordan (September 8, 2011). "The Performer: Furious Pete Czerwinski, competitive eater". Canadian Business.
  4. "Pete's Story". Furious Pete's Documentary. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  5. "PETERCZERWINSKI: World Record Certificates". Guinness World Records. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  6. Furious Pete. "18 Bananas Eaten in 2 Minutes".
  7. Guinness World Records. "Furious Pete Sets New Jaffa Cake Eating Record -- Guinness World Records". YouTube. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  8. 1 2 "Canada's Got Talent Episode 5". Citytv. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  9. Yeo, Debra (March 19, 2012). "Canada's Got Talent recap: Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver auditions". The Star. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  10. "The Story of Furious Pete". Furious Pete's Documentary. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  11. Ahearn, Victoria (May 3, 2010). "'Furious Pete' profiles Canadian anorexic-turned-competitive eater". CTV News.
  12. "Menu (Burgers and Hot Dogs)". eaglesdeli.com. Eagles Deli and Restaurant. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  13. Furious Pete (2014-10-13), Surprise Proposal In The Gym!!, retrieved 2016-07-06
  14. "Pete's Story". www.kabeleins.de. Furious Pete's kulinarische Mission in Polen. May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  15. Furious Pete Vlogs (2014-11-29), I'M CANCER FREE! | Furious Pete, retrieved 2016-07-06
  16. Furious Pete (2015-08-11), My Second Round With Cancer, retrieved 2016-07-06
  17. Furious Pete (2015-11-25), Cancer Free!, retrieved 2016-07-06
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