LeFevre devours competition, proves to be real ‘wiener’

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Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship contestants converged on the Brooklyn Bridge at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino last week for a nail- (and hot dog)- biting competition.

In the end it was the smallest, skinniest competitor, Rich LeFevre of Henderson, Nev., who ate his way to the First Place trophy (and no, he didn’t eat the trophy) with 26 Nathan’s hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Le Fevre will represent the United States on July 4 in the 93rd Annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in the real Coney Island, N.Y. Point of note: July happens to be National Hot Dog Month.

If the thought of a bunch of grown men stuffing their faces with weenies makes you hungry, you can get your own Nathan’s Hot Dog (or six or seven … I won’t presume to think you can eat 26) at the Coney Island Pavilion at the New York-New York hotel.

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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