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!