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 28)
Other namesMegatoad
EducationEvergreen Valley High School
Alma materMission College
OccupationCompetitive eater, YouTuber
Known forCompetitive eating champion
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2012–present
Genre
Subscribers13.7 million
Total views2.6 billion
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

Updated: December 30, 2020

Matthew Kai "Megatoad" Stonie[1] (born May 24, 1992) is an American competitive eater and YouTuber. 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] Stonie has gained fame from his YouTube channel, to which he uploads video footage of his eating challenges.[3]

Early life[edit]

Stonie was born on May 24, 1992, in San Jose, California. He is of Japanese, Czechoslovakian, and Lithuanian ancestry.[4] He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. He weighs 134 pounds (58 kilograms) and is 5 feet, 8 inches tall (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.

Career[edit]

Stonie's Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011.[5] At the time, he was the youngest member of the Major League Eating organization, being 18 years old.[6] 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.[7]

On July 4, 2016, Stonie came in second to Chestnut, eating 53 hot dogs to Chestnut's 70.[8]

On July 4, 2017, Stonie came in third, eating 48 hot dogs, behind Carmen Cincotti's 60 and Chestnut's 72.

On July 4, 2018, Stonie came in fifth place, eating 40 hot dogs behind Geoffrey Esper’s 41, Darron Breeden’s 43, Carmen Cincotti’s 64 and Joey Chestnut’s 74,[9]

On July 4, 2019, Stonie competed for his ninth appearance in the 2019 contest and placed in fourth place behind Joey Chestnut's 71, Darron Breeden's 50, and Geoffrey Esper's 47. Throughout 2016 to now, 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 February 2021, Stonie has amassed over 13.5 million subscribers and 2.61 billion video views on his YouTube channel, with his most viewed video having been viewed over 93 million times.[10]

World records held[edit]

2013[edit]

  • Birthday Cake: 5.5 pounds in 9 minutes (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]

  • Bacon: 182 slices of bacon in 5 minutes in Daytona, Florida (February 22, 2015).
  • Iguana's Burritozilla: 5 pounds in 1 minute, 50 seconds (May 8, 2015).[11]
  • Pork sandwiches (8 ounces): 15 sandwiches in 10 minutes at The Backyard at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • Traditional Carne Asada Tacos: 103 tacos in 8 minutes San Jose, California (August 15, 2015).
  • Martorano's Signature Pasta & Sauce: 10 pounds in 8 minutes at Martorano's and Paris Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, October 17, 2015).
  • Smithfield Pork Ribs: 71 ribs in 5 minutes (Miami, November 24, 2015).

2016[edit]

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

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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Birth Index: Matthew Kai Stonie".
  2. ^ a b "Eater Rankings". majorleagueeating.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Matt Stonie, San Jose resident and college student, aims to dethrone Joey Chestnut". mercurynews.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.mercurynews.com/2012/07/10/matt-stonie-san-jose-resident-and-college-student-aims-to-dethrone-joey-chestnut/
  5. ^ "2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship: Matt "Megatoad" Stonie Profile". donsturdy.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "The World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship". Major League Eating official website.
  7. ^ "Hot dog! Stonie eats 62 to dethrone Chestnut". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame". Nathan's Famous. NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC. Archived from the original on September 21, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Hall of Fame". Nathan's Famous. NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "Epic Chilli Cheese Fries!! (10,120 Calories)". YouTube. Matt Stonie. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "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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