Wing eaters get messy at Hooters competition - FOX 13 News

Wing eaters get messy at Hooters competition

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CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -

He first gained fame from eating hot dogs, and Joey Chestnut now has another title to his name.

He mowed down 144 wings in 10 minutes to win the World Wing Eating Championship at the original Hooters in Clearwater on Thursday.  

"Chicken wings, it's a big technique food," he said. "It actually took a lot of practice. I had to go to Hooters quite a bit to get my technique down, which wasn't that hard actually, But I love the chicken wings, and I love the competition."

Chestnut is now the World Champion for eating the most chicken wings in that short amount of time.

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas was the top woman in the competition. She finished in third place overall, eating 131 wings in 10 minutes.

Both were on our Good Day Tampa Bay show on Thursday morning, and you can watch their interview in the video player.

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