A woman from Uxbridge did the girls proud by braving the heat to make boys of men at Reading Chilli Festival over the weekend.
Shahina Waseem, and Sid Barber from Tilehurst, split the victory in the chilli eating competition at the festival on Saturday (June 20).
The pair, and seven men who dropped out of the challenge when the heat got too much, ate a series of chillies ending with the world's hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, which has an average Scoville rating of 1,569,300.
Beginning with the Fresno Red the heat rose with the challengers trying 15 different chillies including the Naga Jolokia Red and Ghost Orange peppers.
When both women polished off their Carolina Reapers they agreed to share the glory as well as a £50 prize.
Ms Waseem, who has now won four chilli eating competitions, said she wants to be famous for being the "invincible Chilli Queen".
The spice fan, who has a large collection of chilli sauces and carried a bottle of Da'Bomb with her wherever she goes, already has plans to take part in two more competitions this summer.
Could you stand the heat?
This you've got what it takes? These are the chillies eaten at the inaugural Reading Chilli Festival competition:
- Fresno Red
- Jalapeno Green
- Serenade Red
- Serenade Green
- Peach Cherry
- Thai Bird Eye Orange
- Thai Bird Eye Green
- Santa Fe Whiteish Green
- Yellow Dutch
- Piri Piri Red
- Habanero Red
- Naga Jolokia Red
- Ghost Orange
- Scorpion Red
- Carolina Reaper - peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU