Direct Quote: Competitive Eater Alex “Moose” Perez Chows Down

“When I was born I weighed 12 pounds, and the nurses at the hospital in Chicago nicknamed me ‘Moose.’ From the very beginning I thought it’s all about branding myself and making myself known, being able to go out to these competitions and let people know, hey, there’s Moose.” Read more from our interview with Alex “Moose” Perez, competitive eater.

Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Content Manager, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She left the Observer in 2017.

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