Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas will participate in a hot dog eating contest on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on July 1.


  1. anonymous said

    June 27, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

    Why wasnt seiken invited?

  2. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

    Seiken would have been perfect to show the three contrasts: greatest hot dog eater in the world, a real eater capable of doing about 55-60% of Joey’s total and an average Joe off the street. It would be a lot less trouble to just pick somebody out of the audience, though. Oh, and Seiken announcing himself as the #49 ranked eater in MLE would completely destroy the credibility of that organization.

  3. Agreed said

    June 27, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    Yes, Brian you would have been a wonderful guest??? However the show is interviewing people who are competing on the 4th. My question is, why isn’t the top qualifiers on the show? I heard they offered Matt Stonie, small kid, good looking, he ate over 50, hey that would be cool. Then when Miki Sudo’s name came up the producer’s response was … Are you kidding me, Michael Strahan was playing football during 9/11 this show is live in New York? The producers Googled Sudo and much more came up then, oh how does she characterize it, her historic qualifier in Pamona. Miki’s past is going screw all the top upcoming eaters except Rich and Carlene LeFerve who couldn’t give a hoot about anyone but themselves and free trip to the Big Apple.

  4. beautifulbrian said

    June 27, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    Thanks its nice to hear something nice about me for the first time on this site since 2007

  5. anonymous said

    June 27, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    The only time something nice about Seiken is posted on this site is when he posts it himself.

  6. beautifulbrian said

    June 27, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    932 that wasnt me.Get a life on friday night.Go fuck your wife or male lover. Something instead of worrying about me

  7. Anonymous said

    June 27, 2014 @ 11:02 pm

    Am I the only one a little confused by this? I don’t how long this segment will be but I would think that they wouldn’t want to be pushing their stomach this close to the competition and that they would be fasting at this point?

  8. Me said

    June 27, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

    “No competitive eater has risen the ranks as fast as ME.” Does Miki just make this stuff up or had she even heard of Takeru Kobayashi, Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas, Juliet Lee, seriously do we have to deal with a serial liar. Lying about a bomb is one thing, you said you learned your lesson, but then you lie again. C’mon.

  9. anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 2:18 am

    The only reason Sudo was not invited to the Kelly show was that they didnt want her to pull anotherArsenio or maybe she still has not received clearance from Nathans sponsors . Whatever the reason is she should concentrate more on finding a husband a career of some sort Any minute now the newest sensation in rock and roll bands should be chiming in Martha Stewart and the roaches

  10. Anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    Miki may be correct. Where was Kobayashi ranked the first time? Was it higher than number 4?

  11. Anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 5:27 am

    If they start fasting two full days out they won’t have energy to eat on July 4.

  12. Just for fun said

    June 28, 2014 @ 7:00 am

    Okay, just for fun you guys want to hear the history of The nicknames? Sonya was easy, everybody, it was all guys at the time, and everybody was saying who is this little chick kicking our ass. She’s killing us — thus the name “The Black Widow.” Till this day Jarvis, a true gentleman, hates TBW, just kidding, he loves Sonya. Next, “Jaws,” that was totally Sonya’s idea. She said this guy is amazing. He attacks the food. Thus, came Joey “The Jaws” Chestnut. She was hoping that they would actually use the music from the movie when introducing him — you know the creepy drums followed by a burst of horn instruments. Juliet and her bunch never seemed to get it. By the way, Juliette Lee is stunning, so therefore her moniker should reflect that. That’s why her name should be, Juliett “Love” Lee. It evokes a cute 60s thing perfect for her personality which is fun. Just wanted to interject some positive into all the negative that seems to be spreading into comp eating lately.

  13. Never Knew said

    June 28, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    Really interesting information about those nicknames.

  14. anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    Stop cleaning it up with “just kidding” One good thing about Ed Jarvis and there werent very many good things about him as an individual besides being a great eater and a sociable phone person. He was a big dude that could not accept losing to a 95 lb woman. I dont think anyone his size with his toughness and the people he grew up with could accept that either. Another strong point of Jarvis is that by socializing with or getting close with certain IFOCE members he saw the other side of them and it might be a side you might not like . Some of these members are eaters that some of you might idolize as icons or gods gift to comp eating until you get to know them Just some food for thought

  15. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    June 28, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    “If they start fasting two full days out they won’t have energy to eat on July 4.”

    That’s not true. I once fasted for 7 days, and had plenty of energy on day 8.

  16. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    June 28, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    “The producers Googled Sudo and much more came up then”

    I just googled her, and did not see a mention of her past incident until the 48th result, a link to Gavone’s blog.

  17. anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    Latest news LA Beast went for a checkup first time in 2 yrs . bloodwork was fine and EKG was fine. Guess what EKG means nothing . It just shows how your heart is doing at that given moment . Take a stress test and an echo where they take pics of your heart and put you on the dye and treadmill . Until you get clean bill with that you aint out of the woods dude

  18. Anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    Security wouldn’t let a homeless looking guy into the studio

  19. Anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    Add the word bomb to that google search.

  20. good to go said

    June 28, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    Well, gourmand, Miki Sudo should be good to go on the 4th, she’s only listed as terrorist on the second page of a Google search. I’m sure the producers for ESPN, Good Morninge America, The Early Show, Fox News, won’t figure that out or care about someone who called in a bomb threat on an airliner on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Your stewardship of the public perception of the media gives me great confidence in the future of competitive eating and Nathan’s. If I were Sonya I’d quit, just as long as they gave the belt to Juliet Lee or Michele Lesco — deserving champions without creepy baggage.

  21. Sad said

    June 28, 2014 @ 4:46 pm

    3:36 what is really sad is add the word “bomb” to the names of any of the top eaters, Chestnut, Janus, Kobayashi, Thomas, Lesco, Lee, etc. and Miki Sudo’s name pops up.

  22. Anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

    let’s be thankful that Dr. Seiken at 2:33 was available to offer his professional medical opinion. Why he isn’t busy blogging on medical issues, we will never know. Dr. Oz, Dr Seiken – what’s the difference?

  23. anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    I say the Midget should take off his shirt in front of the camera in the studio and flex his guns of flab while the audience and Kelly laugh their asses off

  24. anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    I doubt Dr Seiken gives a rats ass whether or not you croak tomorrow but that was useful advice maybe you should listen instead of mocking . Its your life not his

  25. anonymous said

    June 28, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    A pot belly, bloated fingered, drooping eyelid fat 60 year old like Seiken should not be giving any advice on health and nutrition.

  26. anonymous said

    July 1, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

    Glad they chose sonya instead of sneaky sudo

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