Hot dog, there’s a new competitive eating champion in town!
Joey Chestnut, eight-time hot-dog eating champion, had victory snatched from his jaws Saturday at the annual hot-dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, as challenger Matt “Megatoad” Stonie bested Chestnut in the gluttonous competition, the Associated Press reports.
Stonie choked down 62 hot dogs, versus 60 for Chestnut.
“I trained hard for this. This is actually amazing,” the 32-year-old Stonie said.
Chestnut took the defeat in stride, saying that Stonie “made me hungry” — though apparently not hungry enough to take the prize this year.
“I’ve been looking for competition for a long time and I finally have it,” Chestnut said. “He made me hungry.”
In the women’s contest, Miki Sudo retained her crown, downing 38 dogs in 10 minutes.
Watch video of Chestnut conceding defeat below.