Matt Stonie

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Matt Stonie
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Stonie in 2014
Born
Matthew Kai Stonie

(1992-05-25) May 25, 1992 (age 27)
EducationEvergreen Valley High School
Alma materMission College
OccupationCompetitive eater, YouTuber
Known forCompetitive eating champion
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2012–present
Genre
Subscribers10 million
Total views1.8 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 August 12, 2019

Matthew Kai "Megatoad" Stonie[1] (born May 24, 1992) is an American competitive eater and YouTuber. He is the number three 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 Jose, California. He is of Japanese, Czechoslovakian, and Lithuanian ancestry. 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 Super Mario franchise.[4] Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie, who is oftentimes involved with the production of his challenges uploaded to his YouTube channel.

Competitive eating[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. 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. 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,[8] On July 4, 2019, Stonie competed for his 9th 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 has been up and down as he went to Rank Number 2 in 2016; Rank Number 3 in 2017; Rank Number 4 in 2018 and is currently in Rank Number 3 in 2019 today.

YouTube[edit]

Stonie uploaded his first YouTube video on June 21, 2010, in which he eats a 6 lb pizza in 18 minutes and 5 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 2019, he has over 10 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Stonie's YouTube videos have amassed more than 1.3 billion views, with his most viewed video having been viewed over 61 million times.[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]

  • Indian Taco: 32.5 Indian Tacos / 8 minutes (Atmore, Alabama, March 29, 2014)
  • Slugburgers: 43 Slugburgers / 10 minutes (The World Slugburger Eating Championship Presented By Main Street Corinth, July 12, 2014)
  • Pumpkin Pie: 20.8 lb / 8 minutes (Elk Grove Pumpkin Festival, October 5, 2014)
  • Fastest McDonald's Happy Meal eaten: Small Cheeseburger, Small French Fries, Small Coca-Cola in 15.22 seconds.

2015[edit]

  • Bacon: 182 Slices of Bacon / 5 minutes (Daytona, Florida, February 22, 2015)
  • Iguana's Burritozilla: 5 lb / 1 minute, 50 seconds (May 8, 2015)[10]
  • Pork Rolls: 15 Pork Rolls (7.5 lb) / 10 minutes (East Rutherford, New Jersey, June 20, 2015) at The Backyard at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.
  • Traditional Carne Asada Tacos: 103 Tacos / 8 minutes (San Jose, California, August 15, 2015)
  • Martorano's Signature Pasta & Sauce: 20 pounds / 8 minutes (Las Vegas, October 17, 2015) at Martorano's and Paris Hotel & Casino
  • Smithfield Pork Ribs: 71 ribs / 5 minutes (Miami) November 24, 2015

2016[edit]

  • Silver Dollar 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
  • Chicken Spiedies: 20.5 Chicken Spiedies / 10 minutes (Nichols, New York, August 12, 2017) at The Tioga Downs World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship Presented by Lupo's

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 June 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame". Nathan's Famous. NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame". Nathan's Famous. NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Massive Ice Cream Sundae Challenge (11,000 Calories)". YouTube. Matt Stonie. Retrieved September 21, 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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