VIDEO: Joey Chestnut Proposes To Girlfriend, Eats 61 Hot Dogs To Win Contest

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By Daniel Gates




Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend Neslie Ricasa and then won his eighth consecutive Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Friday.

The famed competitive eater shocked Ricasa by popping the question in front of his adoring public, and then scored a thrilling victory by consuming 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to beat challenger Matt Stonie, who ate 51 frankfurters.

For anyone wondering, Chestnut’s 61 hot dogs and buns represented nearly 24,000 calories and 1,200 grams of fat.

But this year, he gained not just weight — but also a fiancee.


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