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!


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