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Catch up with prominent champions of the Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest

They don't call him "Jaws"! Champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who eats 14 hot dogs, holds the world record of eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. The 38-year-old Indiana weighs 230 pounds and is looking to win again this weekend.

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She weighs only 125 pounds, but the Big Queen eats Miki Sudo. She knows how dogs can eat, get off and get dirty. With a record of competitive diets in ice cream and kimchi in addition to hot dogs, a 36-year-old woman from Tampa, Florida hasn't messed with big meals.


You can't easily name something like "tsunami". Takeru Kobayashi, 44, from Nagano, weighing 160 pounds, is a legend in the world of fast-eating and gluttony. After Kobayashi won Nathan's Hot Dog Eating content six times in a row, a contract dispute with Major League Eating ended his relationship with the competition.

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"Black Widow" is the name of the killer, and if there is one 55-year-old Sonya, " "Black Widow" Thomas knows how to do it, it kills one or two hot dogs. Thomas, who weighs 105 pounds and is from Alexandria, Virginia, surprised his fans when he won hot dog meal content in 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Fierre rival Hirofumi Nakajima won both 1997 and 1998 and has been in the contest for many years. He is one of the few Japanese eaters who brought back.

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61-year-old Michael "The Scholar" Devito (left) is a hot dog-eating competitive school education I'm an expert. Manarapan Township, a New Jersey resident, weighs 200 pounds and is a three-time hot dog-eating champion who won the 1990s, 1993s, and 1994s.


£ 300 Ed Krachie (left) swallows 22 hot dogs to win the contest in 1996 , Breaking the world record at that time.

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Michelle Resco, also known as "Cardboard Shell", has been Nathan's champion for seven years. Defeated the run of. 2021. She is a math teacher in Arizona and works with numbers even when she isn't eating hot dogs.

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You may have seen him on YouTube, but Matt Stonie is Nathan's. At the 2015 tournament, when he appeared to eat a hot dog, he finished Joey Chestnut's eight-year streak.

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