Joey Chestnut and his fiancée
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Hot dog champion proposes to girlfriend before contest

4 July 2014 Last updated at 23:34 BST

A competitive eating champion has proposed to his girlfriend before taking part in an annual 4 July hot dog eating contest in the United States.

Joey Chestnut popped the question before going on stage to defend his title in Coney Island.

Verity Wilde reports.