Joey Chestnut, a seven-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner, had a little extra motivation going into Friday’s competition. The defending champ has a wedding to pay for now.
Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, in front of the Coney Island, N.Y., crowd before the start of the competition.
Most women don’t dream about being proposed to in front of a giant hot dog mascot, but you can’t deny that it’s fitting for Chestnut. Plus, she said yes, so she couldn’t have minded too much. At least he proposed before the contest.
Still, this tweet pretty much sums up the whole ordeal.
Joey Chestnut proposing to his girl in front of thousands of people who are about to watch him eat 70 hot dogs is what America is all about—
Mike Dattaro (@mdattaro) July 04, 2014
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