Joseph Christian "Joey" Chestnut and Timothy "Tim" Janus are a team of Competitive Eaters on The Amazing Race 30.
One of Phil's favorite teams, but a bit lunk-headed when it came to some challenges where they didn't realize the full extent of what to do and it caused them to quickly fall through the ranks. Finally, in Europe, they got totally turned around and chose a Detour everyone else had, unbeknownst to them, avoided out of fear of the difficulty, and were summarily punished by its complexity. They came in eighth place and Phil had to regretfully tell them they were eliminated, with the duo thinking their run had been cut short all too soon.
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Name: Joey Chestnut
Hometown: San Jose, California
Current occupation: Competitive Eater
Describe what you do: I compete in eating contests all around the world for cash prizes. I also represent brands and make appearances.
Three words to describe you: Goofy, honest, and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Fishing and gambling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I win everything that I try.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick.
What excites you most about traveling? Laughing with strangers.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Jerusalem. There is so much history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Showing myself and the world that competitive eaters are the best at solving problems and have a blast beating people.
Name: Tim Janus
Hometown: New York, New York
Current occupation: Waiter/Bartender/Manager/Competitive Eater
Describe what you do: I am a waiter at a very comfortable, high-end pizza/wine bar. I'm an on-hiatus competitive eater, named Eater X, one of the best in the whole wide world! I'm also the world burping champion, according to the World Burping Federation.
Three words to describe you: Determined, loyal, and daydreamer.
Favorite hobbies: Skiing, sleeping, crossword puzzles, and reading the news and trying to understand this world.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I was the third eater ever to eat 50 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Joey was the second. Nobody believed I could do it until I did it, but I worked hard and surprised everybody. I felt like I did what I once thought was impossible, and in general I'm proud of myself anytime I persevere.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing. It's an adventure. I'm on vacation. Who cares?
What excites you most about traveling? I love learning new things about people and customs. People do things differently all around the world, and it's easy for us to believe that our way is somehow better or makes more sense than somebody else's. But when you travel and you're open to learning, you see that every way is valid and worthwhile and worthy of respect. We do things a certain way because that's what took hold where we are, not because our ways are any better than anybody else's. I really enjoy being reminded of that again and again and again by seeing it firsthand.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia. I love it down there—the land, the animals, the accents. If I get eliminated in Australia, I may never come home.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? It would be a lot of fun for me to hang out and goof around with Joey. We've always lived on opposite coasts, and we've always competed against each other. We're friends, and we've traveled together for contests, but we've always been rivals. Win or lose, it'd be cool to bond over this adventure and this shared goal.
The Amazing Race 30
|Joey & Tim's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Iceland||No Detour||Tim||6 of 11|
|2||2||Iceland → Belgium||Old Print / Diamond Glint||Joey||7 of 10|
|3||3||Belgium||Drop It Off / Shake It Off||Tim||6 of 9|
|4||4||Morocco → France||Bread / Tread||Joey||4 of 9|
|5||France||Full of Bull / Colorful||Tim||8 of 8|
- One of only three all-male teams who came in 8th without winning a leg.
- Joey's Wikipedia page: Joey Chestnut
- Tim's Wikipedia page: Tim Janus
- Joey's Instagram: /joey.chestnut
- Joey's Twitter: @joeyjaws
- Tim's Instagram: /timothyjanus
- Tim's Twitter: @eaterx
|The Amazing Race 30 Teams|