Joey Chestnut gets engaged, wins eighth straight hot-dog eating title - NBC Sports

Joey Chestnut gets engaged, wins eighth straight hot-dog eating title
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July 4, 2014, 1:45 pm

NEW YORK — Will they serve hot dogs at the wedding?

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut took a timeout from the Coney Island hot dog competition on Friday to propose to a fellow competitive eater. Then he went and won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot-Dog Eating Contest.

Chestnut got down on bended knee to make it official with longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa. She said yes.

Then Chestnut ate 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes of rainy conditions on Coney Island, winning his eight consecutive Nathan's title.

The happy couple hails from San Jose, California.

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