After winning this year's event, Chestnut has now won 11 of the last 12 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests. After a lengthy review, it was determined the counters missed a plate, and Chestnut ate 74, not 64.
In the women's competition, Miki Sudo defended her title, becoming just the third competitor to win five titles and downing 37 franks in 10 minutes. On Wednesday, the professional eater claimed another record in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut going from 64 hot dogs and buns to 74 instantaneously made winners out of those who took the over and losers for those who bet the under.
The Fourth of July is here and so is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest where grown men and women enjoy eating as many hot dogs as they can.
Joey Chestnut beat his own record-although it didn't look like it at first.
The prize money for the person who eats the most hot dogs is $20,000 is paid to the top men and another $20,000 is paid to the most accomplished women. He'll try to hold off Matt Stonie, who handed Chestnut the one defeat in the middle of his dominant run back in 2015 by downing 62 hot dogs. There was a judging dispute in between-creating chaos for few minutes-but eventually, he was announced as the victor after eating more hot dogs than the running tally had indicated. Per usual, most will be tuning in to see if the current champion - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut - can emerge victorious and defend the crown yet again. "I was feeling good today".
But that wasn't enough competition for Scott, who was eating hot dogs three at a time, coming in as the clear victor after quickly eating a total of seven. Lesco choked down 28 wieners and buns.
Fans, Americans, and hot dog-lovers alike celebrated Chestnut's win and new world record.