Here's Joey Chestnut Eating 61 Hot Dogs in a Single GIF

Categories: Eating News

Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend on stage and then ate 61 hot dogs to win Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island for the eighth time in a row on Friday. Sonya Thomas couldn't win for a fourth time in a row as she lost in the women's competition to Las Vegas's Miki Sudo, who ate 34 hot dogs. Photos by Nate "Igor" Smith for the Village Voice.

See all the photos from yesterday's competition in our slideshow.

See also:
My 5 Favorite NYC Hot Dogs
NYC's 7 Messiest Hot Dogs

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Joe's claim to fame sucking down hot dogs. How much money does he get for this. Any endorsement money?

Patrick Marlborough
Patrick Marlborough

im here from australia and i was there and it was the single most american thing i've ever seen, particularly when the hot dog men stood to attention during the national anthem


These contests are stupid.  They let contestants dip the hotdog buns in water,which is not how you eat a hotdog.  What would there real number be if they couldn't use the water trick?