Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Proposes To Girlfriend

Fri, July 4, 2014 4:07pm EDT by 2 Comments

A winner has been crowned! Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for an 8th time, but there’s something else. He proposed to his girlfriend at the event and she said yes!

Long live Joey Chestnut’s reign. The 30-year-old was awarded his 8th trophy for the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4. However, that wasn’t the entire reason to celebrate. Joey proposed to his girlfriend just before the contest and she said yes! So cute!

Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest For 8th Time

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is a hot dog eating machine. Joey took part in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 and walked away full of victories.

He downed 61 hot dogs to beat Matt Stonie. But before all that, Joey had something special planned. 

As the host was interviewing his girlfriend, Joey walked out onto the stage. His girlfriend quickly realized what he was about to do and starting freaking out. He grabbed her hand and said, “Baby, this has been the best three years of my life and I won’t and I can’t live without you. You make me better. Will you marry me?”  

And guess what? She said yes! That was the perfect motivation for Joey as he headed into the contest. Joey ate 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a mere 9 hot dogs shy from his 2013 record.

July 4 has been quite a day for Joey! We’re so happy for his hot dog victory and his engagement!

HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Joey’s 8th win? Can you believe he proposed to his girlfriend just before winning? Let us know!

– Avery Thompson

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