Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

On Saturday night, the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog competition brought together some of the ugliest dogs around, but only one could come away the victor: 9-year-old English bulldog Zsa Zsa.

The 9-year-old beat out 13 other dogs to win the "honor" at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, snagging a $1,500 prize and a massive trophy - and "delivering a shower of slobber as she claimed this year's title", according to a press release announcing her win.

Dogs in the competition flaunt their imperfections as they walk down a red carpet with their owners.

Zsa Zsa's owner is Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota.

Zsa Zsa spent five years in a puppy farm before she was adopted by Ms Brainard, who put the win down to her charming the judges.

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Mrs Kravitz, a Chihuahua, runs on stage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. She was almost blind from neglect when she was rescued in Sonoma County, California.

Last year's victor was a 125-pound gentle giant named Martha - a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face. It took several surgeries before she was able to see again. She will also be flown, with Zsa Zsa, to NY to make some public appearances and take part in a photo shoot. Palms are sweaty, eye movement is rapid, and the stakes are high as judges deliberate on which contestant takes home the crown of "World's Ugliest Dog".

Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.

The contest is in its 30th year.

The nine-year-old's muscular, rounded front legs and an underbite made her standout from the rest of the crowd.

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