A 12-year old New Mexico girl has won the prestigious (?) award for having the most foul-smelling sneakers in the whole of United States.
Jordan Armstrong of Las Cruces took home the title – and a $2,500 prize – after judges at the annual Odor-Eaters National Rotten Sneaker Contest held in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square, New York agreed that her sneakers beat others by far in terms of bad smell.
Jordan says she’s been wearing the sneakers to everywhere for two years – including to her bed. She even wishes her feet cease growing so she could continue wearing the smelly shoes.
Dr. Herz, a smell expert from Brown University who served as one of the judges, listed the criteria of the competition:
It’s not enough that the sneakers repel me. They should make me feel faint, or wish I had a clothespin or a gas mask nearby. That’s the kind of stink that takes home the gold.
Truly, some of the judges who smelt the horribly stinking sneakers presented by many kids between 5 and 14-years old from all over the U.S ended up throwing up.
This is the third consecutive year a girl has won the contest.
[Photo: Odor Eaters]