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Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut | Joey
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It doesn't matter how many years I've won, I can't get complacent. I still get nervous, especially when July gets closer. I'm counting down the hours before it starts. [Chestnut has won Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest twelve times.]
In 2018, Chestnut won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest by swallowing 74 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. On July 4th, the annual event takes place at Coney Island, New York, witnessed by tens of thousands of spectators, and broadcast to millions of viewers on ESPN cable television.