Hot dog competitors weigh-in ahead of fast food fest

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighs competitors at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4.
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Five-time hot dog eating world champion Joey Chesnut (L) and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas laugh during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2012 in New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4, in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Getty Images)
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Five-time hot dog eating world champion Joey Chesnut (L) and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas 'stare down' at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2012 in New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4, in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Getty Images)
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) weighs women's world record holder Sonya Thomas at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2012 in New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4, in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Getty Images)
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a hot dog at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2012 in New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4, in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Getty Images)
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) stands behind trophies at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2012 in New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4, in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Getty Images)
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Five-time hot dog eating world champion Joey Chesnut walks on stage at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2012 in New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw 30,000 fans on July 4, in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Getty Images)