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Name: Joey Chestnut                                                                   
Born: 25 November 1983 Vallejo, California                                           
Joseph Christian "Jaws" Chestnut (born November 25, 1983) is an American             
competitive eater currently ranked first in the world by the International           
Federation of Competitive Eating. On July 4, 2007, he won the 92nd Annual Nathan's   
Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami"         
Kobayashi by consuming 66 HDBs (hot dogs and buns) in 12 minutes, which set a         
new world record. On June 2, 2007, during the Southwest Regional qualifier for       
Nathan's contest at Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, AZ, he set the previous world       
record by eating 59.5 HDBs (Video).