June 25 (UPI) — The World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California crowned a new champion: a 9-year-old English bulldog named Zsa Zsa.
Megan Brainard, Zsa Zsa’s owner, said she drove the aesthetically-challenged canine more than 30 hours from their Minnesota home to compete in the annual event at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma.
Zsa Zsa impressed the judges with her crooked teeth and enormous, lolling tongue, which Brainard said children often shake as if it were an extra paw.
“I knew she was definitely up for winning,” Brainard told NBC’s Today show.
Brainard, who found Zsa Zsa on PetFinder.com after a rescue group saved her from a puppy mill, received a $1,500 prize.
“She is so beautiful in my eyes,” Brainard told KABC-TV.