Afterward, Chestnut said he was disappointed to not break his record, but planned to try again next year.
Miki Sudo (MIHK’-ee SOO’doh) had already won the women’s competition by chomping down 31 hot dogs. She said she felt “wonderful” as she walked off the stage.
Spectators with foam hot dog hats, plastic noisemakers and homemade signs descended on Coney Island’s famed boardwalk for the contest.
Reigning champion Miki Sudo (MIHK’-ee SOO’doh) has devoured 31 hot dogs to win the women’s division of the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on New York City’s Coney Island boardwalk.