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

Patrick Michels

“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.

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