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Joey Chestnut ate more hot dogs, but Kobayashi has way better hair: girl

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Thumbnail image for kobayashi-hair.jpgBecause we're on such a competitive eating high around here, and you still haven't had time to fully digest what a man eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes means for you, we now bring you a firsthand account of the gluttony at Coney Island on Independence Day.

Friend of the blog, chic fashionista and Elliott Lucca handbag designer Lauren Walsh is the proprietor of Undeclared Panache --your girlfriend's source for all things you are too much of a dude to understand (hair, style, clothes) -- and an astute observer of deviant hairstyles.


While most look forward to the 4th of July weekend for BBQs and fireworks, I have adopted the tradition of traveling to the great burough of Brooklyn, to the world-famous Coney Island,  to witness the gluttonous tradition that is Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest.

For three years I lived across the hall from the Sweet Corn eating champion Crazy Legs Conti and fourth-ranked eater, Tim "Eater X" Janus.  During that period I timed training sessions, made friends with other eaters on the circuit and took a general interest in this bazaar subculture.
On Saturday, the air was abuzz with the Joey Chestnut/Takeru Kobayashi rivalry, but as a fashionista (with a zest for sports) I was eager to take note of the ever-changing entity that is Kobayashi's hair.

The six-time winner has has kept the fans guessing when it comes to his locks.  I have compiled a timeline of Kobayashi's edgy Japanese hair styles punctuated by this year's showstopper, an assymetrical, Rihanna-esque 'do with two blonde racing stripes across the back.  In looking at the timeline, I cannot gather a correlation between wins vs. losses, but one thing is for sure: the American, Joey Chestnut, may have taken the coveted mustard belt, but Kobayahsi regins in style points.


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