Joey “Jaws” Chestnut of California hung on to his mustard yellow belt, downing 61 hot dogs and buns in the annual competition at Coney Island. The eight-time winner took a quick timeout before the contest to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, who is also a competitive eater.
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut proposes to his girlfriend and fellow competitor Neslie Ricasa before the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island in New York. Chestnut won his competition and eighth consecutive contest by polishing off 61 hot dogs and buns. John Minchillo/AP