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Joey Chestnut Wins Twinkie Eating Contest By Devouring 121 Cakes In 6 Minutes (VIDEO)

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Matt Stonie, left, and Joey Chestnut, right, square off in a rectangular snack cake-eating contest on Saturday.
Matt Stonie, left, and Joey Chestnut, right, square off in a rectangular snack cake-eating contest on Saturday.

Imagine yourself finishing that first golden, spongy, creamy Twinkie -- your hunger begins to dissipate and your sugar high kicks in. Now imagine shoveling another 120 Twinkies down your throat in under six minutes.

Major League Eating's top-ranked devourer, Joey Chestnut, destroyed his rival in the first World Twinkie-Eating Championship over the weekend, scarfing down 121 of the snack cakes and possibly beating Takeru Kobayashi's previous Guinness World Record for Twinkie eating.

The competition, held at Bally's Casino in Tunica, Miss., pit Chestnut against the only man who stands a chance at beating him, Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie. Chestnut was able to deep-throat 10 more Twinkies than Stonie, and a gut-wrenching 50 more than the embarrassed third-place competitor, who shall not be named out of courtesy to her dignity.

The Twinkie honor was just another notch in Chestnut's belt, but the icing on the cake came in the form of an unofficial dismantling of his arch nemesis' Guinness World Record. Takeru Kobayashi -- whose contract debacle got him kicked out of Major League Eating in 2010 -- set the Guinness World Record for Twinkies devoured in under a minute with 14 last year, on "The Wendy Williams Show." On Saturday, Chestnut averaged 20 Twinkies per minute.

If Major League Eating representatives can prove the record to the Guinness folks, Kobayashi's legend will fade further into obscurity. That said, MLE officials didn't confirm whether they'd submit the results by press time. Meanwhile, Chestnut adds a new food group to his growing number of competitive eating titles, most notably his world record of 69 hot dogs and buns at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest this year.

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