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Joey Chestnut Biography
Joey Chestnut is an American competitive eater who rose to fame as the number one Major League Eating Championship winner across the world. He gianed natiobl fame back in 2007 after winning the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Hot Dod Eating Contest held in New York City. Joey won the title agains the then reigning six-time defending champion named Takeru Tsunami by 66 hot dods and buns in about 12 minutes. He then defended his championship the following consecutive years until he broke the 2023 QDoba World Burrito championship back in April 2023.
Chestnut was born and brought up in the suburbs of Fulton County, Kentucky. He finished his high school and middle school in his hometown and joined San Jose State University. Joey began his eating competition competitions while he was in college back in 2005. His first breakout eating competition was participating in the asparagus eating championship. Joey won the championship by eating 6.3 pounds of asparagus in 11.5 minutes.
His victory landed him a spot to compete in Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest where he are 32 Hot Dogs and Buns winning third place after Takeru Kobayashi and Sonya Thomas. In October 2005, Chestnut was able to set a new world record after eating 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in ten minutes at the Arizona State Fair where the World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship was held. Therefore, he won the title and decided to pursue a full-time career as a competitive eater. He graduated from the university with a degree in civil engineering and construction
In 2006, Joey was able to qualify and compete in a 2006 Nathan’s Contest after eating 50 HDB. However, he lost the competition to Takeru Kobayashi at the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship held in Wisconsin. This was just a minor setback for him. Therefore, Chestnut entered the Wing Bowl XV back in 2007 and won the competition by eating 182 Chicken wings in under 30 minutes.
This achievement earned him national and international recognition. Chestnut also uploaded several videos on YouTube of eating different foods. His most famous video on youtube is him drinking a gallon of milk in under 41 seconds. In July 2007, Chestnut and his rival battled again in another eating competition held in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. He was able to store his name as a very competitive eating competitor by defeating Kobayashi by eating 66 HDBs while Kobayashi ate 63.
This made Chestnut become a world record-beaking sensation who became the first to defeat Kobayashi in six years. In 2022, Chestnut was able to set his 15th Nathna’s Hot Dog Eating contest record by eating 63 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes. He then won world records in Wisconsin by eating 14.5 burritos in ten minutes back in April 2023.
Joey Chestnut Age
How old is Joey Chestnut? Chestnut is 39 years old as of 2022. He was born Joseph Christian Chestnut on November 25, 1983, in Fulton County, Kentucky, United States. In addition, Joey celebrates his birthday on November 25th every year. His zodiac birth sgn is Saggitarius.
Joey Chestnut Height and Weight
Chestnut is a middle-aged man who stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m). She also weighs approximately 104 kilograms (229 lbs). However, Chestnut’s other body measurements are still under review. Additionally, Joey’s hair color is brown and eye color is dark brown.
Joey Chestnut Family
Chestnut was born to his parents Merlin Chestnut (father) and Alica Chestnut (mother). His parents are middle-class individuals who worked their whole life to provide for Joey and his siblings. Chestnut’s mother would also spoil him by cooking different meals that Joey would gorge on it and she would always make extra for him. Therefore, Joey began his eating habit at a very young age. He even revealed in an interview that he always trains himself to consume enough milk, water and protein supplements that boost his drive to participate and win eating competitions.
Joey Chestnut Wife
Is Joey Chestnut Married? No, Joey is not married. He is believed to be single at the moment. Previously, Joey dated his long-term lover Neslie Ricasa in 2014 until they broke up in 2015. The two broke up just after announcing their wedding. Since then, Joey has not gone public with his private dating life.
Joey Chestnut Children
Does Joey Chestnut have any Kids? No, the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog eating championship holder doe sot have kids at the moment. He si believed to be single and unmarried at the moment.
Joey Chestnut Net Worth
Chestnut has an estimated net worth of around $2.5 million dollars as of 2023. His primary source of income is his career as a competitive eater champion and world record-breaking eating winner.
Joey Chestnut World Records
- 2013- 141 Hard-Boiled Eggs in 8 Minutes
- 2014- 12 ibsDep Fried Asparagus n 10 Minutes
- 2017- 55 Glazed Donuts in 8 minutes
- 2007- 45 Pulled Pork Sandwiches in 10 minutes
- 2021-76 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs -10 Minutes
- 2013- Pork ribs 13.76 ibs in 12 minutes
- 2023- 14.5 burritos in 10 minutes