Joey Chestnut Explains Why Fat People Can’t Competitively Eat, Also Talks About Pooping His Pants


Competitive eater Joey Chestnut recently sat down with the always hilarious The Fat Jew for a few words before his big appearance in tomorrow’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The annual 4th of July event has of recent memory been anchored by Joey Chestnut’s record-breaking performance. He currently holds the record of 69 Hot Dogs consumed in 10 minutes, and has finished in 1st place in the competition every year since 2007.

In his recent sit down with VICE, Joey Chestnut answers the common question surrounding traditional fat people’s inability to succeed in competitive eating competitions, as well as getting into a lengthy discussion about shitting your pants during competition: