Nick Cannon took a break from MiMi and #DemBabies to host a hot dog eating contest this 4th of July…here’s more details on the event:
Capping a week when a new scientific report concluded that Americans were eating more, and more frequently, it took 10 minutes and 62 hot dogs for Joey Chestnut to win his fifth consecutive Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.
Retaining the Mustard Belt once again, Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., has dominated the competition. He set the all-time record in 2009, downing 68 hot dogs and buns, the equivalent of 21,000 calories, in 10 minutes. For the first time, Nathan’s sponsored separate competitions for men and women. Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, Va., took the Pepto-Bismol Pink Belt title in the first-ever competition for women, eating 40 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, one shy of her 2009 record.
The 100-pound woman never stopped moving during the contest, constantly bouncing and twisting her way to victory. She shoved hot dogs in her mouth with one hand, while cradling a cup of liquid to wash them down with the other. Her jaws and teeth shredded the sausages as if they were saplings being fed into a wood chipper.
Thomas, also known as “The Black Widow,” was the odds-on favorite going into the contest. She set the women’s record in 2009 by eating 41 hot dogs and buns during the joint competition.
The women’s runner-up was rail-thin Juliet Lee — “the Pippa Middleton of Maryland” — and Michelle Lesco came in third. “I got the hiccups,” she said in her post-contest stage interview.
21,000 calories???? That’s disgusting.