Joey Chestnut Proposes, Eats 61 Hot Dogs En Route to World Dominance
He has done it again, and this time he'll savor it just a bit more since he'll have his now-forever sweetheart at his side.
Just 30 minutes after proposing to his girlfriend onstage, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut downed 61 hot dogs to win the men's division of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Hot dogs & romance! Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend. Next, he will try to eat 60+ hot dogs on same stage. pic.twitter.com/KqjSSLQHpD
SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 4, 2014
Congratulations to @joeyjaws on his engagement! #FamousLoveStory #NathansFamous pic.twitter.com/rCB6vRn5bO Nathan's Famous (@originalnathans) July 4, 2014
Reigning hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut just proposed to long time gf before his competition #nathansfamous pic.twitter.com/lSKVeEHCRN
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It was Chestnut's eighth title at the annual Coney Island event. Matt Stonie came in second with 56 and Tim Janus finished third with 44. Prior to the contest, Chestnut did what any American sports hero would do -- he came out in a CHARIOT.
6 time Nathan's champ Joey Chestnut enters the ring! #1010WINS pic.twitter.com/C6A2ZVrHNB Steve Sandberg (@SandbergSteve) July 4, 2013
Miki Sudo won the women's title, upsetting reigning champion Sonya the "Black Widow" Thomas.
Your champs! @joeyjaws and @OMGitsMIKI pic.twitter.com/CXmqQo79CA Major League Eating (@eatingcontest) July 4, 2014