Joey "Jaws" Chestnut proposes to girlfriend before Nathan's hot dog eating contest

Neslie Ricasa said yes

NEW YORK (AP) -- Will they serve hot dogs at the wedding?
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut took a timeout from the Coney Island hot dog competition on Friday to propose to a fellow competitive eater.
Chestnut got down on bended knee to make it official with longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa.
She said yes.
The happy couple hails from San Jose, California.
Chestnut later downed 61 franks and buns to win the men's hot dog eating contest.
Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, was hoping for an upset. But he downed just 56.
Three-time defending champion Sonya (The Black Widow) Thomas lost her hot dog eating title Friday to Miki Sudo, who wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's division of the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
Thomas, of Alexandria, Virginia, was only able to devour 27 3/4 hot dogs and buns.
JULIE WALKER/Associated Press contributed to this report


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