Who is Matt Stonie?
Matt Stonie, born as Matthew Kai Stonie, is a well-known competitive eater from USA who holds the 3rd rank in the Major League Eating. His first ever major eating competition was the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship. He won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held in 2015 in which he defeated Joey Chestnut. However, Stonie lost the title a year later. Despite his tremendous eating capacity, the American competitive eater maintains a low-end weight. Stonie is also a YouTuber whose videos are admired by many famous celebrities like Waka Flocka Flame, Bam Margera and Cheech & Chong. His channel is immensely popular among the common people as well. Hundreds of thousands of people love watching his eating events. As of October 2017, Stonie had over 3.4 million subscribers on his channel. His channel also has more than 640 million views! Very few people know that he even holds an unofficial world record for one of his videos—the video depicting Stonie eating 25 McDonald's Big Mac sandwiches in 22 minutes! No doubt he is tremendously popular among the YouTube community.
Rise to Stardom
Matt Stonie’s first Major League Eating competition was Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship that was held in 2011. Previously, he had won a lobster roll eating contest that had taken place in New Hampshire. In 2013, he ate a 5.5 pound birthday cake in nine minutes. The same year, he participated in Phantom Gourmet Food Festival and ate 10.5 lb frozen yogurt in just six minutes. Stonie also consumed a 7.5 lb Kookamonger Burger in four minutes, 43 seconds in a competition held on October 26, 2013.
In 2014 he took part in many eating competitions. One was The World Slugburger Eating Championship in which he consumed 43 slugburgers in ten minutes. On July 4, 2015, the American competitive eater defeated Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Joey Chestnut by eating 62 hot dogs. The same year, Stonie ate 25 McDonald's Big Macs in 22 minutes at an event held in San Jose. On July 4, 2016, he came in second to Joey Chestnut at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. In this content, he consumed 53 hot dogs as compared to Chestnut's 70.
He also participated in World Silver Dollar Pancake Eating Championship held in Chico, California on May 28, 2016 and munched 113 pancakes in about eight minutes. In 2017, Stonie joined The World Peeps Eating Championship held at National Harbor, Maryland on April 8 and ate 255 Peeps in just five minutes. He also took part in an Æbleskiver eating championship that year and achieved stunning scores. Stonie is also a YouTuber whose channel is immensely popular especially among foodies. His YouTube channel had over 3.4 million subscribers and about 640 million views as of October 2017.
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Family & Personal Life
Matt Stonie was born as Matthew Kai Stonie on May 24, 1992 in San Francisco, California, United States. He has a younger brother Morgan. He studied at Evergreen Valley High School and later on attended Mission College, majoring in nutrition. Stonie is half European and half Japanese.