Randy On Man V Food Nation??
It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get back up. - Vince Lombardi
Randy knew that this was his opportunity to shine, and to get on his 2nd TV show. Contestants were required to submit a 2 minute video telling who they are, where they are from, why they belong on Man v Food Nation, and they were to name a challenge that he or she wanted to do on the show. The winner of the contest would have Man v Food Nation come to his or her town to film an entire episode. Thousands of entries were submitted from all over the nation. Randy was very confident about his chances, and submitted a perfect video telling why. Randy then received a call saying that his video was selected as one of the top 5 videos, and that it would be out for national voting from August 1st through the 11th.
Randy gave the contest his all, promoting the hell out of his video during that entire period. He appeared in over 15 different media outlets throughout Kansas City!! The restaurant that he chose, Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill, promoted the video like crazy too, even setting up a station in the busy restaurant so that fans could vote. Sadly, Randy found out that he was not selected as the winner of the contest. He would not reach his goal of being featured on Man v Food, and Man v Food Nation would not be coming to Kansas City :(
That did not knock Randy Santel out though!! It knocked him down, but he got back up even hungrier to work harder to achieve his goals!! Randy appeared in an episode of the hit Travel Channel show Truck Stop USA becoming the 1st person to beat The Big 70 Challenge. Randy also appeared in one more episode that season, winning a big BBQ eating contest that was held at Midway Truck Stop & Travel Plaza!! Make sure to also watch MY BIG BROTHER VIDEO!! :)