Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest
25 June 2018, 01:30 | Isaac Mcdaniel
Martha a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest looked ready to hand over her crown
The dog's owner, Megan Brainard, found the dog through a pet-finding site and she has now won $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win. But all dogs are not handsome dogs (on the outside, at least). A panel of judges evaluates the ugliness of a dog and decides the victor.
Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English bulldog was happily named the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog in the annual contest that took place at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, CA on June 23 and became an internet sensation! Some people think she's too conventionally cute of a dog to be claiming such a loud title.
Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.
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Zsa Zsa bested a field of 15 dogs in total to win the World's Ugliest prize.
Other contestants included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang. The pup was attended to by a glam squad, who painted her nails pink for the event and was elegantly dressed in a matching sparkly collar by an unnamed designer. Zsa Zsa and Brainard traveled all the way from Anoka, Minn., to compete for the crown.
Last year's victor was a 125-pound (57-kilogram) gentle giant named Martha - a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face. It took several surgeries before she was able to see again.
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