The reigning champion of the Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest gets to hold onto his mustard yellow belt for a record 8th time.

Joey Chestnut , packed away 61 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest. He won last year with 69. Chestnut has become so good at eating these hot dogs that his nearest competition Matt Stonie, only ate 56.

Chestnut got an extra prize Friday. He proposed to his girlfriend, a fellow competitive eater, before the contest. She said yes.

You can see Joey Chestnut defend his title below: