Mary is a competitive eater ranked 43rd in the world. She also works as a "body empowerment" speaker and fashion designer, and has also appeared on The Gong Show and Das Supertalent.
Mary Bowers' audition in Episode 1608 consisted of attempting to eat her way out of a giant wedding cake. Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum buzzed the act. Howie, Heidi, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell (his verdict wasn’t shown) all voted 'no', eliminating Mary from the competition.