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Joey Chestnut

Proposes to Girlfriend

Before Stuffing Face at Annual Contest

7/4/2014 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Joey Chestnut just got a permanent set of buns to call his own ... by proposing to his girlfriend on Coney Island before Nathan's annual 4th of July Hot Dog Eating contest.

A nervous Joey took to the stage before participating in the event ... and once he asked, his girlfriend couldn't wait to happily say "Yes."

Chestnut took home first prize a short time later ... he downed 61 dogs in 10 minutes ... just 8 shy of his world record.

Congrats! 

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1.

OMFG    

Who the F is he and who the F cares.......WOW TMZ, suck much?

113 days ago
2.

tgrfan42069    

ironic he started winning these comps when they banned that kobiashi dude..im guessing politics by his people to get him to be the top guy every year

113 days ago
3.

IceGypsy    

61 hotdogs in 10 mins. Hope his wife to be isn't sharing a hotel with him tonight. This is one night this guy is going to be hugging the toilet all night long. bleh!!

113 days ago
4.

Rigby    

Yay..

113 days ago
5.

Chris    

Food OVEReating contest participants are asking for HUGE health problems some day. Abuse your body now, but some day it will all catch up with you. How many people in this country are hungry while you participate in these lame ass "contests?"

113 days ago
6.

Tarington    

Competitive eating--isn't that another way of encouraging/condoning bulimia?

113 days ago
7.

Truth    

"61 dogs in 10 minutes" ---- That's several courtesy flushes.

113 days ago
8.

namers    

Gluttony personified. Smart to propose before and not after.

113 days ago
9.

smurfya    

As much as I love you my American friends, eating contest pretty much define your country.

113 days ago
10.

cbjeebie    

Only in America. Or from the looks of it, Asia.

113 days ago
11.

plum    

im happy to admit I completly forgot about this contest this year.....

113 days ago
12.

Double Bubble    

Joey NumbNuts proposes to his gf before he swallows 61 wieners.. Wow that's great... I only needed one nap before I finished the story..

113 days ago
13.

DiM    

People who choose to propose with an audience are kinda annoying. It's like they know they probably wouldn't say yes right off if they were alone.

113 days ago
14.

Reginaphalange    

Um no

113 days ago
15.

Roundisnotsquare    

I would be hesitant to marry a guy that can down that many wieners in 10 minutes!

113 days ago
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