He hopes his 25 bowls of kale can be an example to others
Sure, Gideon's eaten 19 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, and downed 34 ears of corn in 12 minutes. But for the most part, he's a pretty healthy eater. The college student is studying health and fitness -- hey, we're all living contradictions -- and hopes to spread the word on eating a well-balanced diet. His kale-consuming prowess is the symbol America needs, but probably doesn't deserve.
"I feel like I'd be a good advocate for eating healthy, adding vegetables to your diet, adding fruits to your diet, it all goes a long way," he claims. "Especially here in America where most people focus on meat and grains. I come from a country where we eat a lot of vegetables."
He can't wait to dominate kale in 2017
"Next year, it's going to be a better," Gideon predicts. "This is a new ground for me, nobody has done kale before, but now that I know what to expect, I plan on beating my record by a whole lot. And I know a lot of other guys in the country will be gunning for me, so I'm excited. I have the world record and I plan on keeping it."