Joey Chestnut Proposes to Girlfriend, Crowns 8th Championship at Hot Dog Eating Contest

PHOTO: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut proposes to his girlfriend and fellow competitor Neslie Ricasa before the Nathans Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, July 4, 2014, in New York.PlayJohn Minchillo/AP Photo
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Joey Chestnut is a double winner today.

The seven-time hot dog-eating champion successfully proposed to his girlfriend on stage at prior to the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest, and half an hour later, he was crowned the champion again this year.

He didn't break his record though. Chestnut devoured 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes, eight hot dogs short of his previous record, 69.

Matt Stonie lost to Joey Chestnut by five hot dogs.

Meanwhile, three-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her title to 28-year-old Miki Sudo, who wolfed down 34 hot dogs in 10 minutes in the women's division of the contest today.