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Legendary American competitive eater Joey Chestnut ditched the competition in a mini donut eating contest at the Queen City exhibit on Friday.
The people’s champion record ended with 255 donuts after an eight-minute sweet contest.
Chestnut holds the world record for 55 competitive eating, including most powdered donuts in eight minutes.
This year’s exhibition aimed to raise $20,000 for 60,000 meals for the Regina Food Bank.
“It’s eating for a great cause and these contestants look serious, they won’t let me be lazy, I’m trying to achieve a record, so that would be great,” Chestnut said before the competition.
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Chestnut has won Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest 15 times. He holds the record for eating 76 hotdogs in 10 minutes and eating 141 hard-boiled eggs in eight minutes.
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He said that he grew up in a large family where the brothers were always competitive, adding that his brother had signed him up for his first foodie competition and that ever since he first took the stage, he knew that That’s what they were made to do.
Joey Chestnut wins mini donut eating contest at QCX
Before the competition, Chestnut said that he is practicing eating mini donuts and can handle sweets well.
“I ate light yesterday, am fasting today, going very empty and hungry, I’m loose!”
They competed against community leaders including Tim Reid, President and CEO of Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL), John Bailey CEO at Regina Food Bank, Mark Heiss CEO and President at Rebellion Brewing, and Chris Lane, President and CEO of Economic Development Regina. Of.
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