Matt Stonie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Matt Stonie
Matt Stonie Cropped.jpg
Stonie in 2014
Other namesMegatoad
EducationEvergreen Valley High School
Alma materMission College
OccupationCompetitive eater, YouTuber
Known forCompetitive eating champion
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Awards1x Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion (2015)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2012–present
Genre
Subscribers15.8 million subscribers (September 14, 2022)[1]
Total views3,286,150,392 total views (September 14, 2022)[1]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers before 2016
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers before 2016
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2019

Last updated: March 15, 2022

Matt Stonie is an American competitive eater and YouTuber. He is the number five ranked competitive eater in Major League Eating.[2] Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, dethroning 8-time defending champion Joey Chestnut.[2] Stonie has gained fame from his YouTube channel, to which he uploads video footage of his eating challenges.[3]

Early life[edit]

Stonie is of half Japanese ancestry.[3] He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. In 2013, he was listed as weighing 134 pounds (61 kilograms) at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).[3] His nickname, "Megatoad," is from the character Toad from the Super Mario franchise.[3] Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie, who is oftentimes involved with the production of his challenges uploaded to his YouTube channel.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Stonie's Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011.[4] At the time, he was the youngest member of the Major League Eating organization, being 18 years old.[5] His first win came in 2010 in a lobster roll eating contest in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.[3]

On July 4, 2015, Stonie defeated eight-time defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut by eating 62 hot dogs to Chestnut's 60.[6] Since 2016, Stonie's ranking in Major League Eating has fluctuated between second and fifth.

Stonie's most popular videos have been noticed by celebrities such as Bam Margera, Waka Flocka Flame, and Cheech & Chong, who have featured his videos on their websites. As of April 2022, Stonie has amassed over 15.3 million subscribers and 3.11 billion video views on his YouTube channel, with his most viewed video having been viewed over 126 million times.[7]

In August of 2022, Stonie partnered with TGI Friday's to release his own franchise of fast casual restaurants, Stonie Bowls.[8] The franchise focuses on large portion rice and poke bowls. Stonie would release the debut announcement of the franchise as a challenge video that urges viewers to beat his time in eating one of the 5 pound ultimate Stonie bowls.[9]

World records held[edit]

2013[edit]

  • Birthday cake: 5.5 pounds in 9 minutes and 17 milliseconds (May 26, 2013).
  • Frozen yogurt: 10.5 pounds of Yogurtland frozen yogurt at Phantom Gourmet Food Festival in 6 minutes (September 29, 2013).
  • Kookamonga Burger: 7.5 pound burger from the Kooky Canuck in Memphis, Tennessee in 4 minutes, 43 seconds (October 26, 2013).

2014[edit]

  • Indian taco: 32.5 Indian tacos in 8 minutes in Atmore, Alabama (March 29, 2014).
  • Slugburgers: 43 slugburgers in 10 minutes (The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented by Main Street Corinth, July 12, 2014).
  • Pumpkin pie: 20.8 pounds in 8 minutes (Elk Grove Pumpkin Festival, October 5, 2014).
  • Fastest McDonald's Happy Meal eaten in 15.22 seconds.

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

  • Chicken spiedies: 20.5 chicken spiedies in 10 minutes (Nichols, New York, August 12, 2017) at the Tioga Downs World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship.

2020[edit]

  • Halloween candy: 4 lbs 1.9 oz of Halloween candy in 6 minutes. (Las Vegas, Nevada, October 31, 2020)

2021[edit]

  • Popcorn: 28.5 24oz servings of popcorn in 8 minutes (Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25, 2021)
  • Heart Attack Grill: 20,000 calorie burger in 4:10 (Las Vegas, Nevada, July 26, 2021)

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest results[edit]

Year of Contest Hot Dogs Placing
2011 34 T-5th Place
2012 46 4th Place
2013 51 2nd Place
2014 56 2nd Place
2015 62 1st Place
2016 53 2nd Place
2017 48 3rd Place
2018 40 5th Place
2019 46 4th Place

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Matt Stonie". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b "Eater Rankings". majorleagueeating.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e Vorwerck, Molly (July 10, 2012). "Matt Stonie, San Jose resident and college student, aims to dethrone Joey Chestnut". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship: Matt "Megatoad" Stonie Profile". donsturdy.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "The World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship". Major League Eating official website.
  6. ^ "Hot dog! Stonie eats 62 to dethrone Chestnut". ESPN.com. July 4, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  7. ^ "Most Korean Fire Noodles Ever Eaten (x15 Packs) | 불닭 볶음면 도전". YouTube. Matt Stonie. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  8. ^ "TGI Fridays expands its virtual restaurant partnership with C3". Nation's Restaurant News. August 2, 2022. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "5lb ULTIMATE Poke Bowl - Can You Beat Me?". YouTube. Matt Stonie. August 19, 2022. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  10. ^ "Hero Eats Biggest Burrito We've Ever Seen In Under 2 Minutes". The Huffington Post. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.

External links[edit]