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'Redneck Kobayashi'? Honey Boo Boo's sister tackles 4-pound sandwich

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson may be the star of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (though some would argue the real star is the always-quotable Mama June), but on the next episode, it's her big sister who's hungry for the spotlight.

In a sneak peek, Lauryn, better known to viewers as "Pumpkin," can be seen preparing to take on Pigzilla — a monster pork sandwich.

"Pigzilla has been challenged 55 times, and it was only defeated once, by a professional eater," Mama June explained in the clip. "I think it's going to be defeated twice, because hey, I've got my own professional eater on my hands."

Pumpkin, the first female to take on the challenge, has her work cut out for her.

"Pigzilla is a four-pound sandwich — three pounds meat, one pound bun," June said, adding, "We're going to see which beast wins."

But there's another "beast" eager to join the battle. When the family arrived at Papa Buck's restaurant, Honey Boo Boo's dad, Sugar Bear, ordered himself a 'zilla too — just to inspire the competitive spirit in Pumpkin.

Not that she needed inspiring. Before sitting down to the feast, Pumpkin planned out her attack.

"I'm going to eat the bun with water," she said, copying a strategy used by many competitive hot dog eaters.

But Mama June cared only about the techniques used by one pro, the legendary Takeru Kobayashi, who holds multiple speed and quantity records for eating.

"I mean, you could be the redneck Kobayashi ... if you freakin' listen to me!" June shot.

So how did Pumpkin fare with Pigzilla? The answer will be revealed on Wednesday night's episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," but Papa Buck's website offers a potential spoiler.

According the site, 58 have now taken the challenge and still, only one bested the beast.