High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut packed away 61 franks and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest while defending champion Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas lost her title.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will oversee the weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.
Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas have defended their titles and are once again walking away as hot dog eating champions.
Al Dukes reached into his bag of producing tricks and came up with the name Sonya Thomas, who is known in many circles as simply ‘The Black Widow.’
They are the chompions: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas scarfed down more than 100 dogs between them to become top dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island.
Previously, the chomp-ionship was mixed gender, though the vast majority of “gurgitators” were male.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBS 2) — In the world of competitive eating, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Sonya Thomas, who calls herself the “Black Widow,” ate 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes and set a new […]