Who is Leah Shutkever?
British competitive eater, social media star and YouTuber Leah Shutkever, was born in England under the zodiac sign Taurus on 11 May 1990. She’s entered various eating competitions, and today holds 26 Guinness World Records related to food, including for eating most pickles under a minute, most chocolate truffle and marshmallows. Leah’s today probably known best for her self-titled YouTube channel, which is currently subscribed to by nearly 450,000 people, and which she launched on 13 January 2014; she’s posted a few over 300 videos, all of which combined have been watched nearly 60 million times. Most of Leah’s videos feature her eating large amounts on food, while others show her talking about her everyday life, taking on internet challenges, and working out at the gym.
Education and early life
Leah was raised in England by her parents, but because she respects their privacy, not many details have been disclosed about them; her mother’s believed to be a housewife and her father a gym owner, but none of this has been addressed by Leah. She’s also believed to be an only child, as she hasn’t talked about having siblings.
Leah studied at a local high school in London, Englan,d and was passionate about several activities during her time there, as she loved to run track, play volleyball and appear in school plays; she initially had a dream of becoming a famous actress, but eventually changed her mind.
Leah matriculated in 2008 and because she’s yet to talk about her further education, most of her fans believe that she hasn’t attended college.
Most viewed YouTube videos
Leah’s fans are fascinated by her ability to eat large amounts of food in short periods of time, as well as with the fact that she’s quite slim for a girl who holds numerous Guinness World Records for eating; she’s also loved on YouTube for the videos in which she’s talking about her usual diet plan (when not eating a lot of food for challenges, and her other videos), her workout routine and everyday life, and we’ll be covering Leah’s three most viewed videos as these have contributed to her overall popularity.
Her #1 video “Fish ‘n’ Chips | Fosters Male Vs Whale | Food Challenge versus World’s Strongest Man EDDIE HALL!” has been watched nearly four million times since 5 March 2020 and features Leah taking on a food challenge and competing against Eddie Hall, a British former strongman and social media personality who set the world record for deadlifting (500kgs) in 2016 and won the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition.
Leah’s #2 video “Cattlemens Grill Harrogate || Shuts Vs Randy Santel || 6lb [96oz] Steak Challenge” has been watched over 3.3 million times since 12 September 2019 and features her eating a 6lbs (2.7kgs) steak in one go.
Her third most popular video “Girl VS Entire Burger Menu!! || National Burger Day || GirlVBurger Menu” has been viewed more than 1.7 million times since 22 August 2019, and features Leah eating an entire burger menu in one go.
Leah’s active on various social media networks, and together with her YouTube channel, these today represent her main source of income.
Leah’s followed by nearly 400,000 people on Instagram, and has posted close to 200 pictures and videos, nowadays of her doing cosplay – she’s recently dressed up as Wonder Woman and a rather scary girl for Halloween.
Leah’s tweeted over 2,600 times since the creation of her Twitter account in March 2015; there are more than 13,000 people following her on this network today, and most of her tweets feature her either eating or reviewing various foods.
She’s also quite popular on TikTok as over 430,000 people are following her on this network, while all her videos together number more than 7.1 million likes; most feature her doing cosplay and eating various foods.
Leah’s also active on Facebook, and more than 1.3 million people are following her on the network today, while she’s following back only eight; she usually updates her Facebook page every day, and her most recent post was on 16 November 2023, sharing a video which features her eating five hamburgers in one sitting.
— LEAH SHUTKEVER | PROFESSIONAL EATER (@LeahShutkever) May 27, 2021
Love life and husband
Leah avoids talking about her love life on the internet, and is yet to mention the men (or women) whom she’s perhaps dated, however, there are a number of people who believe that she’s been a married woman for a couple of years now, but prefers to keep this a secret. The rumor hasn’t been addressed by Leah, nor has any evidence been provided to support this rumour.
There are also some who believe that Leah doesn’t speak about her love life because she’s lesbian, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
She seems to be single as of November 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
When not competing or making her YouTube videos, Leah follows a rather strict diet and works out at the gym nearly every day, thus her slim figure; her fans are still amazed with the fact that she has abs.
She likes to travel, and has been to many countries around the world, mostly to attend various eating competitions; Leah’s today believed to be the best competitive eater in Europe.
There are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Leah’s enhanced her breasts, but this hasn’t been addressed by her.
She loves to listen to music – The Weeknd is her favorite band, while her favorite song is “Take My Breath”.
Joaquin Phoenix is one of Leah’s favorite actors, and some of her favorite films include “The Village”, “You Were Never Really Here” and “Walk the Line”.
Height, age and net worth
Leah’s age is 33. Her hair and eyes are brown, she weighs around 125lbs (56kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall.
Leah’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of November 2023.