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Joey Chestnut Destroys

Meatball Eating Contest

11/9/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Competitive eating superstar Joey Chestnut isn't just a hot dog guy, dude's mouth can handle more meatballs than Jenna Jameson ... and this weekend in Vegas -- he put down 43 balls in ten minutes.

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Chestnut tongue-lashed the competition at the second annual Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship ... finishing 6 balls ahead of his closest competitor, Rich "The Locust" LeFevre. 

Holly Madison was also on hand to check out the ball gobblers ... but only as a spectator.

110910_chestnut_videoChestnut scored a $1,500 check for his victory  ... which could buy roughly 500 bottles of Pepto Bismol.

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