English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins annual World's Ugliest Dog contest

Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site. Here she stands onstage after being announced the winner

A nine-year-old English bulldog has been named the 2018 victor of the World's Ugliest Dog competition - and that's no exaggeration.

Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.

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

With a seemingly three-inch-long lolling tongue and a jutting jaw, Zsa Zsa prevailed over 13 other contestants in the Ugliest Dog contest, a mainstay of the fair for more than 30 years.

This year's dogs include a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt and a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin. As she sat there with her name tag and "Big Girls Drool" tag, Zsa Zsa definitely captured the attention of many spectators and seemed calm and cool during the exposure.

That prediction proved true as Zsa Zsa took home the crown along with the $1,500 winner's prize for her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota.

Last year's victor was Martha - a 125lb Neapolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face.

Rascal Deux is held by owner Dane Andrew before competing in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, struts her stuff during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. "But she's awesome", Elmquist said of the giant 9-year-old English bulldog.

Rather than poke fun at the dogs, the competition celebrates canines in all their shapes and sizes, many of whom, like this year's victor, come from shelters or puppy mills.

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