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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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pudge facker    

Hot dog eating contest= let the Harvey jokes begin!

21 days ago
2.

OMFG    

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

21 days ago
3.

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

21 days ago
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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!!

21 days ago
5.

Nonetheless looser    

I'm lost harvey

21 days ago
6.

Rigby    

Yay..

21 days ago
7.

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?"

21 days ago
8.

Tarington    

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

21 days ago
9.

Truth    

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

21 days ago
10.

namers    

Gluttony personified. Smart to propose before and not after.

21 days ago
11.

smurfya    

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

21 days ago
12.

cbjeebie    

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

21 days ago
13.

plum    

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

21 days ago
14.

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..

21 days ago
15.

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.

21 days ago
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