Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.
Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone in 10 minutes. He bested the previous record, which was held by Sonya Thomas, who ate 5.25 pounds of turkey in November 2011, according to Major League Eating, the eating competition equivalent of the NFL.
Chestnut, a San Jose, California, resident who turns 31 on Tuesday, is ranked the top competitive eater in the world.
He took home a $5,000 check after stuffing his face with turkey. The remainder of the $10,000 purse was divided among other contestants.