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Professional Competitive Eater Joey Chestnut

For the safety of your stomach, it’s probably better to read about these events than to actually get involved. However, the 5 eating contests outlined in Forbes’ traditional (and kind of annoying) slide show fashion offer a quick glimpse into the surprisingly high paying and arguably glamorous world of professional eating. With contests reaching up to $75,000 for a first place finish, it suddenly makes a bit more sense why contestants would be willing to submit their bodies to the unknown mass of ingredients known as the P’Zone. Why for the chance at $10,000, of course.

Also, if you’re interested in reading a bit more on competitive eating without being navigated through a bunch of slides, you can check out the full article here.

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