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Joey Chestnut

Joey Chestnut is known as an American competitive eater. He is most famous for being ranked first in the world by Major League Eating.

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Background and Age

Joseph Christian "Joey" Chestnut was born on November 25, 1983 in Fulton County, Kentucky. When Joey was born, his parents didn't visualize he would grow up to be known as a competitive eating champion. They were split up when he was 2 years old and Joey was left to be raised by his mom. The break up of Joey's folks may have prompted his inconceivable hunger for sustenance. After being tasked with the sole duty of bringing up her child, Joey's mother took up work at a café. With her little salary, she raised Joey, paying for his instruction from middle school to high school and eventually, he enrolled at San Jose State University.

Joey credits his mom's cooking for the huge hunger he has for nourishment. His preparation routine for contests includes a milk, protein and water diet which he uses to extend his stomach. He brought this craving into the pro contests in 2005 when he entered the rotisserie asparagus Championship while he was still in San Jose State University. His career took off after he beat highly positioned contender, Rich LeFevre, by eating a noteworthy 6.3 pounds of asparagus in 11.5 minutes.

Career and Net Worth

In his first contest, he took the third spot. In October of 2005, he set the first of many future world records at the World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship circuit by eating 32.5 barbecued cheddar sandwiches in 10 minutes. He rapidly rose to turn into the rival of Takeru Kobayashi who had been the wiener eating champion for some time. While taking a decent take a stab at pushing Kobayashi to another world record, Joey was not able to beat the dominant hero, losing to him both in the frank challenge and the bratwurst challenge.

In 2007, Joey at long last crushed Kobayashi. Following a year that started with wins in the Wing Bowl XV where he won by establishing a record of 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes, he took his new test to his adversary, Kobayashi. After a long skirmish of bringing down sausage, Chestnut barely gave Kobayashi his first misfortune in six years with 66-63 wieners. He set another world record at the World Hamburger Championship in Tennessee by eating 103 Krystal burgers in 8 minutes.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

In spite of the fact that Joey proposed to his long term sweetheart, Neslie Ricasa, in 2014 and the woman accepted his offer, the couple was not able to make it to the special wedding ceremony. They separated in 2015 for unknown reasons. Joey is currently thought to be single but that may change after his fame rises from the ESPN documentary.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 25 Nov, 1983
Age: 36 yrs
Occupations: Athlete
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Vallejo
Education: San José State University
Gender: Male
Description: American competitive eater and reality show contestant
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Last Modified: Oct 30 2020
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