Vandalia, Ohio? Isn't that where the competitive eater Derek Jacobs is from? Yes. Yes, it is. The pride of Vandalia put his town on the map on Friday May 19, 2017, when he qualified for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by consuming 23 HDBs in 10 minutes. He is the first man from Vandalia to earn this distinction. Jacobs enjoys weightlifting and obstacle course racing in his spare time, which helps to explain his fit, frankly attractive, physique. He has been dubbed "one to watch" by those who know.