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Joey Chestnut

Joseph Christian "Jaws" Chestnut (born November 25, 1983) is an American competitive eater. The 6-foot-tall (1.8 m), 218-pound (99 kg) engineering student is currently ranked first in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating. He is a Vallejo, California native who currently resides in San Jose, California. On July 4, 2007, Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes, which set a new world record. The following year, he successfully defended his title by winning a 5 hot dog eat-off after tying Kobayashi in consuming 59 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. On July 4, 2009, Chestnut outlasted Kobayashi again, by consuming a new world record of 68 hot dogs and buns and winning his third consecutive title. On July 4, 2010, Chestnut took home his 4th consecutive Mustard Belt eating 54 dogs and buns. The 2010 contest was a runaway victory, as Kobayashi did not compete due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating. On July 4, 2011, he won his fifth-consecutive championship with 62 hot dogs and buns. At the 2012 Nathan Hot Dog Eating

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Joey Chestnut -- EATS 384 GYOZAS ... Sets New World Record

Joey Chestnut
EATS 384 GYOZAS ... Sets New World Record

Joey Chestnut has reclaimed his title as KING OF THE GYOZAS ... eating 384 of the dumplings in 10 minutes this weekend ... shattering the world record. TMZ Sports has the footage ... showing… READ MORE >

Joey Chestnut -- DOMINATES HOOTERS WING-OFF ... 182 Wings In 10 Mins

Joey Chestnut
DOMINATES HOOTERS WING-OFF ... 182 In 10 Mins

Another HUGE eating victory for Joey Chestnut ... who DESTROYED all challengers in the Hooters Wing Eating Championship in Vegas last night by crushing 182 wings!!!With wing sauce stains… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Joey Chestnut Proposes to Girlfriend ... BEFORE Stuffing Face at Annual Contest (VIDEO)

Joey Chestnut
Proposes to Girlfriend Before Stuffing Face at Annual Contest

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… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Joey Chestnut -- I MISS KOBAYASHI ... I Hope He Comes Back

Joey Chestnut
I MISS KOBAYASHI ... I Hope He Comes Back

Every champion needs a rival ... even in competitive hot dog eating ... and that's why Joey Chestnut tells TMZ Sports he misses bellying up next to Kobayashi. Chestnut is in NYC gearing up… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Joey Chestnut DEFENDS RIB TITLE -- Rebounds After Crushing Gyoza Loss

Joey Chestnut
DEFENDS RIB TITLE Rebounds After Crushing Gyoza Loss

JOEY CHESTNUT IS BACK!!!The greatest competitive eater on the face of the planet returned to form this weekend at the rib cook-off in Reno, NV and took FIRST PLACE ... edging out the guy who beat… READ MORE >

- 413 days ago
Eating Champion Joey Chestnut -- Getting Dethroned Is Hard to Swallow

Eating Champ Joey Chestnut
Getting Dethroned Is Hard to Swallow

Competitive eating superstar Joey Chestnut shockingly lost a battle against newcomer Matt Stonie -- but by inhaling a few less gyoza he might actually win a war ... on heart disease. Now serving… READ MORE >

- 428 days ago
Joey Chestnut TASTES DEFEAT -- Out-Eaten In World Gyoza Championships

Joey Chestnut
TASTES DEFEAT Out-Eaten In World Gyoza Championships

Joey Chestnut -- perhaps the greatest competitive eater in the history of food -- had a giant helping of DEFEAT at the World Gyoza Eating Championships this weekend ... and TMZ was there for the… READ MORE >

- 429 days ago
Joey Chestnut -- Chicken Wing Champion ... 179 Wings in 10 Minutes

Joey Chestnut
CHICKEN WING CHAMPION 179 Wings in 10 Mins

Joey Chestnut is currently digesting the remains of 89-and-a-half chickens ... after once again  DOMINATING at the Hooters World Wing-Eating Championship!Chestnut chewed up and spit out the… READ MORE >

- 453 days ago
Joey Chestnut -- Still Not Hungry After July 4th Meat Massacre

Joey Chestnut
Still Not Hungry After Meat Massacre

69 hot dogs will fill ya up ... so says food devouring champ Joey Chestnut ... who told our photog today in New York that he still hasn't eaten since yesterday's big event.Chestnut --… READ MORE >

- 474 days ago
Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot Dog Record -- Downs 69 Wieners!!!

Joey Chestnut
Breaks Hot Dog Record Downs 69 Wieners!!!

For everyone currently eating themselves into a hot dog coma at their 4th of July barbecues, don't feel too bad -- competitive eater Joey Chestnut just downed 69 FRANKS at the famous Nathan's Hot… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago

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