Joey Chestnut is an eating machine. This week he took the crown and the $17,500 prize at the Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Championship 2014. The Bay Area eater downed 182 Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes.
It all went down poolside to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with wing specialist Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan coming in second with 174 ($4,200) and fellow Bay Area eater and YouTube star Matt Stonie taking third with 165 ($2,500).
There is a reason they call him “Jaws.” According to Major League Eating, Chestnut is the current record holder in (deep breath):
Apple Pie, Deep Fried Asparagus Spears, Brain Tacos, Brats, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Chili, Corned Beef Sandwiches, Eggs, Fish Tacos, Funnel Cake, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Krystal Burgers, Horseshoe Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Vanilla Ice Cream, Jalapeno Poppers, Katz’s Delicatessen Pastrami Sandwiches, Philly CheeseSteaks, Pizza Hut P’Zones, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pulled Pork Sliders, Poutine, Salt Potatoes, Shrimp Cocktail, Shrimp Wontons, Taco Bell tacos, Tamales, and Twinkies.
After the competition, TMZ Sports caught up with Chestnut to find out if he abstains from sex before competition … find out in the video below.