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Matt Stonie
Stonie in 2014
Matthew Kai Stonie

1991/1992 (age 31–32)
Other namesMegatoad
EducationValley High School
Alma materMission College
Occupation(s)Competitive eater, YouTuber
Known forCompetitive eating champion
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Awards1x Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion (2015)
YouTube information
Years active2012–present
Subscribers16.3 million subscribers[1]
Total views3.52 billion views[1]
100,000 subscribers2014
1,000,000 subscribers2015
10,000,000 subscribers2020

Last updated: July 4, 2023

Matthew Kai Stonie (born 1991/1992)[2][3][4] is an American competitive eater and YouTuber. He is the number five ranked competitive eater in Major League Eating.[5] Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, dethroning 8-time defending champion Joey Chestnut.[5] Stonie has gained fame from his YouTube channel, to which he uploads video footage of his eating challenges.[4]

Early life

Stonie was born in San Francisco, California and raised in San Jose.[6] He is of Japanese, Lithuanian and Czech ancestry.[4][6] He graduated from Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose. In 2013, he was listed as weighing 134 pounds (61 kilograms) at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).[4] His nickname, "Megatoad," is from the character Toad from the Super Mario franchise.[4] Stonie has a younger brother named Morgan Stonie, who is oftentimes involved with the production of his challenges uploaded to his YouTube channel.[7]


Stonie's Major League Eating debut was at the Stockton Deep Fried Asparagus Championship in Stockton, California in 2011.[8] At the time, he was the youngest member of the Major League Eating organization, being 18 years old.[9] His first win came in 2010 in a lobster roll eating contest in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.[4]

On July 4, 2015, Stonie defeated eight-time defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut by eating 62 hot dogs to Chestnut's 60.[10] Since 2016, Stonie's ranking in Major League Eating has fluctuated between second and fifth.

As of April 2022, Stonie has amassed over 15.3 million subscribers and 3.11 billion video views on his YouTube channel, with his most viewed video having been viewed over 126 million times.[11]

In August of 2022, Stonie partnered with TGI Friday's to release his own franchise of fast casual restaurants, Stonie Bowls.[12] The franchise focuses on large portion rice and poke bowls. Stonie would release the debut announcement of the franchise as a challenge video that urges viewers to beat his time in eating one of the 5 pound ultimate Stonie bowls.[13]

World records held








Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest results

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Year Hot Dogs Placing
2011 34 T-5th Place
2012 46 4th Place
2013 51 2nd Place
2014 56 2nd Place
2015 62 1st Place
2016 53 2nd Place
2017 48 3rd Place
2018 40 5th Place
2019 46 4th Place

See also


  1. ^ a b "About Matt Stonie". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Stonie, Rev. Henry J. Sr". The Boston Globe. May 29, 2022. p. A22. Henry also survived by his two grandsons, Matthew Kai Stonie and Morgan Joe Stonie.
  3. ^ "Matt Stonie". Retrieved November 2, 2022. Let's cut straight to the chase: Matthew Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Vorwerck, Molly (July 10, 2012). "Matt Stonie, San Jose resident and college student, aims to dethrone Joey Chestnut". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 19, 2013. The 20-year-old San Jose native...
  5. ^ a b "Eater Rankings". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Ho, Connie K. (September 9, 2016). "Matt Stonie Eats His Way to the Top". Pacific Citizen. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  7. ^ "Matt Stonie vs 20lb Turkey". YouTube. November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2022. Since Thanksgiving is all about family, I gave my brother his own little turkey.
  8. ^ "2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship: Matt "Megatoad" Stonie Profile". Retrieved August 19, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "The World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship". Major League Eating official website.
  10. ^ "Hot dog! Stonie eats 62 to dethrone Chestnut". July 4, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Most Korean Fire Noodles Ever Eaten (x15 Packs) | 불닭 볶음면 도전". YouTube. Matt Stonie. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  12. ^ "TGI Fridays expands its virtual restaurant partnership with C3". Nation's Restaurant News. August 2, 2022. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  13. ^ "5lb ULTIMATE Poke Bowl - Can You Beat Me?". YouTube. Matt Stonie. August 19, 2022. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  14. ^ "Hero Eats Biggest Burrito We've Ever Seen In Under 2 Minutes". The Huffington Post. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.