She’s taken on burritos, Big Macs, and entire jars of Nutella, but competitive eater Nela Zisser decided to give next her challenge a little more heat.
The former Miss Earth New Zealand took on the Korean Fire Noodle Challenge, which has been completed thousands of times on YouTube.
Nela, 25, took on two bowls of the Korean Fire Noodles made by Samyang Ramen, trying both the original and 2x spicy packets.
And the model showed she could handle the heat in the kitchen, finishing both bowls in just under five minutes.
This week competitive eater and former Miss Earth New Zealand Nela Zisser, 25, took on the Korean Fire Noodle Challenge, which has been completed thousands of times on YouTube
‘I hope you guys enjoy this video, because I really don’t like spicy food, so this is going to be interesting,’ Nela told her viewers at the start of the clip.
Nela then cooks the noodles on the stove, distributing them in two bowls and adding a packet of thick sauce on top of each.
‘I can actually smell from up here how hot it is,’ she says as she prepares each bowl. ‘I can definitely feel it in my eyes.’
‘All right, I’m not ready for this,’ Nela says as she glances down at the two bowls. ‘I can already tell this is going to be really, really hot.’
‘The fumes are like, coming up into my eyes, oh Jesus.’
Nela takes a sip from a full glass of grape Fanta, and then begins.
Nela revealed to her followers that she really didn’t like spicy food and was already feeling the heat from the noodles before she had even begun
Ever the competitive eater, Nela grabbed the bowl to help shovel the noodles into her mouth quicker and finished her first serving in one minute and 54 seconds
‘Yup, that’s really hot, oh Jesus’ she exclaims after swallowing the first forkful of noodles.
‘This is really, really hot,’ she continues to say, taking another sip of her Fanta.
Ever the competitive eater, Nela then grabs the bowl to help shovel the noodles into her mouth quicker, finishing it in one minute and 54 seconds.
‘I’m really dreading this one,’ she says as she picks up the second bowl, made from the 2x spicy packet.
‘Oh wow,’ she says, taking more deep breaths and downing half her soda after the first forkfuls, her eyes tearing up and her face turning red.
‘These ones take awhile to hit you actually, oh god,’ she exclaimed. ‘Well this is a good way to clear out your sinuses.’
Nela’s eyes began to water and her face turned red as she took on the second bowl, made with the 2x spicy packet
‘Oh wow,’ she said, taking more deep breaths and downing half her Fanta after the first forkfuls
After a few more forkfuls and sips of Fanta, Nela officially finishes both bowls after four minutes and 59 seconds.
‘It like hits you after, my mouth is just on fire, and outside of my mouth too,’ she concludes at the end of the video.
‘Imagine holding a lighter up to your lips, that is what it feels like for me. I hope you guys enjoyed this video, and I hope the pain is worth it!’
It was an impressive showing from Nela, who has also devoured six burritos in 12 minutes, 22 Big Macs in under an hour, and a 10,000 calorie English breakfast in one sitting.
It was an impressive showing from Nela, who has taken on a number of competitive eating challenges through the years
In one of her past challenges, Nela managed to finish 22 Big Mac burgers in under an hour
The former pageant queen has just finished university, and is now hoping to attend medical school.
And while her competitive eating activities might cause many to believe Nela isn’t ‘health focused’, the model maintains that she approaches the challenges carefully.
‘It’s not bad for your body as long as you’re careful and know when to stop,’ she said recently.
‘And I think I know that place of myself. I think I know when I have had too much.’
And Nela wowed the internet when she finished an entire jar of Nutella in under three minutes