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Black Widow Loses Hot Dog Eating Contest Title



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    Joey "Jaws" Chestnut (R) and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas have a staredown a day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Thomas lost her title Friday. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The Black Widow has been outeaten.

    Three-time defending champion Sonya Thomas, who is known as the "Black Widow" and hails from Alexandria, Virginia, lost her hot dog eating title Friday to 28-year-old Miki Sudo of Las Vegas.

    Sudo wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's division of the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

    The 47-year-old Thomas, a native of South Korea, was only able to devour 27 3/4 hot dogs and buns. She scarfed down a record 45 dogs and buns last year.

    Joey Chestnut, a 30-year-old San Jose, California, nicknamed Jaws, won the men's division by eating 61 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes in the raucous event held just steps from the beach.

    Last year, Chestnut won with 69 franks and buns.

    Coney Island's top four competitors weighed in Thursday at a pre-contest event presided over by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

    All the competitors said they were fasting, but Irish contestant Colin Shirlow grabbed a free hot dog during the weigh-in to get a first taste of the Nathan's Famous dogs they'll be gobbling down.

    We asked you on social media: How many hot dogs do you think you could eat in 10 minutes?

    Here's the results we've gotten for this survey and our other recent surveys.