Matt Stonie

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Matt Stonie
Matt Stonie Cropped.jpg
Stonie in 2014
Born Matthew Kai Stonie
(1992-05-24) May 24, 1992 (age 26)
San Francisco, California, United States
Education Evergreen Valley High School
Alma mater Mission College
Occupation YouTuber
Known for Competitive eating champion

Matthew "Megatoad" Kai Stonie[1] (born May 24, 1992) is an American competitive eater. He is the number four 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] but lost the title in 2016.[3] He has gained fame from his YouTube channel, where he uploads many eating challenges.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Stonie was born on May 24, 1992, in San Francisco, California. He is of Japanese, Czechoslovakian, and Lithuanian ancestry. Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie. He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. He weighs 130 pounds (59 kg) and is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.[4] His nickname, "Megatoad," is from the character Toad from the video game Super Mario Bros.[4]

Competitive eating[edit]

Stonie's Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011.[5] He is currently the youngest member of the Major League Eating organization. His first win came in 2010 in a lobster roll eating contest in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.[4]

On July 4, 2015, Stonie defeated 8-time defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut by eating 62 hot dogs to Chestnut's 60.[6] On July 4, 2016, Stonie came in second to Chestnut, eating 53 hot dogs to Chestnut's 70. [7] On July 4, 2017, Stonie came in third, eating 48 hot dogs, behind Carmen Cincotti's 60 and Chestnut's 72. [8]

YouTube[edit]

Stonie uploaded his first YouTube video on August 27, 2012, in which he drinks a gallon of Gatorade in 37 seconds. His most popular videos have been noticed by well known celebrities such as Bam Margera, Waka Flocka Flame, and Cheech & Chong, who have featured the videos on their websites. As of September 2018, he has over 6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. On September 24, 2015, Stonie uploaded a video in which he consumes 25 McDonald's Big Mac sandwiches in 22 minutes, which is an unofficial world record among the YouTube community. As of April 2018, Stonie's most viewed YouTube video has over 25 million views.[9]

World records held[edit]

2013[edit]

  • Birthday Cake: 5.5 lb / 9 minutes (May 26, 2013)
  • Frozen Yogurt: 10.5 lb Yogurtland Frozen Yogurt/Phantom Gourmet Food Festival / 6 Minutes (September 29, 2013)
  • Kookamonga Burger: 7.5 lb burger from the Kooky Canuck in Memphis, Tennessee / 4 minutes, 43 seconds (October 26, 2013)

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

  • Pancakes: 113 (1 oz) Pancakes / 8 minutes (Chico, California, May 28, 2016) at The World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship
  • Moon Pies: 85 Moon Pies / 8 minutes (Memphis- October 15, 2016) at The World Moon Pie Eating Championship

2017[edit]

  • Peeps: 255 Peeps / 5 minutes (National Harbor, Maryland, April 8, 2017) at The World Peeps Eating Championship
  • Æbleskiver: 87 Æbleskiver / 8 minutes (Elk Horn, Iowa, May 27, 2017) at The First Annual Tivoli Fest World Æbleskiver Eating Championship

2018[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Birth Index: Matthew Kai Stonie".
  2. ^ a b "Eater Rankings". majorleagueeating.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Joey Chestnut Sets New Record With 70 Hot Dogs Eaten". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Matt Stonie, San Jose resident and college student, aims to dethrone Joey Chestnut". mercurynews.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship: Matt "Megatoad" Stonie Profile". donsturdy.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  6. ^ "Hot dog! Stonie eats 62 to dethrone Chestnut". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame". Nathan's Famous. NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame". Nathan's Famous. NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Massive Ice Cream Sundae Challenge (11,000 Calories)". YouTube. Matt Stonie. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Hero Eats Biggest Burrito We've Ever Seen In Under 2 Minutes". huffingtonpost.com. The Huffington Post. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.

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