Joey Chestnut Proposes To His Girlfriend Before Winning His 8th Straight Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut has now won eight straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contests, but this one was definitely the most special. Before the match (Do you call it a match in pro eating?) he proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Neslie Ricasa.

She of course accepted because who could say no to that? I for one feel he didn’t take full advantage of the romantic setting. Perhaps presenting her with the ring in a bun? Wrapped around a hotdog? Or if you’re really ambitious, A hotdog that you choke up to reveal the ring around it. Yup, that would have made it truly a day to remember.

And here’s the contest if you want to see what no shame looks like. ‘Murica!


About CJ

My parents told me I could be anything I wanted when I grew up. I chose to be a disappointment. I grew up in the small town of Shelton, WA. A child of ADHD and too much sugar I was always quick to make a joke and never short on things to say. After trying my hand in the real world and failing miserably I decided to see if anyone cared what loud noises came out of my mouth. The jury’s still out. Join me laughing at my own jokes on the weekends.