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Chugging the world, one bottle at a time. BadlandsChugs is back.

―Badlands' outro

Eric Booker (born: February 20, 1969 (1969-02-20) [age 51]), better known online as BadlandsChugs, is an American competitive eater and rapper.


BadlandsChugs is known for his drinking challenges which he calls "chugs", where he drinks beverages (such as sodas and juices) in large amounts. The challenges are usually accompanied by loud burps when he finishes them. He has drunk beverages relating to trending subjects, such as a 2-liter Sprite Cranberry and a Chug Jug from Fortnite. Eric Booker weighs roughly 400 pounds (181 kg) and stands 6 feet 5 inches tall (198 cm).

Besides drinking challenges, he has also created tutorial videos, where he explains how to do challenges like him.

Outside of YouTube

Competitive Eating

BadlandsChugs is a record-holding competitive eater, he has done accomplishments such as eating 15 Qdoba burritos in 8 minutes. He is ranked 10th by the Major League Eating organization. He trains for competitions by trying to stretch his stomach and develop jaw strength.

Other Occupations

BadlandsChugs is also an independent rapper, releasing songs such as "Hungry and Focused" and "Extended Play". He also works full-time as a conductor on the Number 7 Subway Train in New York City. He has appeared on the television series Wife Swap and Last Call with Carson Daly, where he served as announcer and "Eater in Residence."

Subscriber Milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: October 4, 2019
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