Matt Stonie

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Matt Stonie
Matt Stonie.jpg
Matt Stonie after winning the 2014 Poutine Eating World Championship in Toronto
Born Matthew Kai Stonie
(1992-05-24) May 24, 1992 (age 25)
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 and is the number two 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]

Biography[edit]

Stonie was born on May 24, 1992, in San Francisco, California. He is half Japanese and half European, more precisely Czechoslovakian and Lithuanian. He attended Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. Matt's Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011.[4] 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. His nickname, "Megatoad," is from the character Toad from the video game Super Mario Bros.[5] He has gained fame from his YouTube channel, where he uploads many eating challenges.

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 May 2017, he has over 2,570,000 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.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest[edit]

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]

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)
  • Kookamonger 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

Personal life[edit]

He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School. He attends Mission College in Santa Clara, California, majoring in nutrition, and plans to become a dietitian. He weighs 125 pounds (57 kg) and is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall.[5]

Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie.[8]

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. ^ "2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship: Matt "Megatoad" Stonie Profile". donsturdy.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Matt Stonie, San Jose resident and college student, aims to dethrone Joey Chestnut". mercurynews.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hot dog! Stonie eats 62 to dethrone Chestnut". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  7. ^ "Hero Eats Biggest Burrito We've Ever Seen In Under 2 Minutes". huffingtonpost.com. The Huffington Post. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ http://thenextweb.com/media/2015/08/07/food-video-paradise/#gref

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