Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend onstage before the Hot Dog Contest

Joey Chestnut given the royal treatment:

Sonya Thomas is in a bad place

The moment Joey Chestnut decided it’s just not worth it anymore

We definitely did not need to see this prior to observing extreme gluttony

The Hot Dog Contest has cheerleaders:

2011 July 4 12 36 2

2010 July 4 12 54 20

2009 July 4 12 52 10