Joey Chestnut downs 61 franks to win hot dog eating contest after proposing to girlfriend

  • by: JULIE WALKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 4:55 PM

NEW YORK — High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.

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