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Zsa Zsa the English bulldog wins Worlds Ugliest Dog
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Zsa Zsa the English bulldog wins Worlds Ugliest Dog

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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

The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win. Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site, according to the contest bio.

Champion Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, is carried by owner Megan Brainard during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Saturday

Champion Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, is carried by owner Megan Brainard during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Saturday

Dogs in the annual competition flaunt their imperfections - some have hairless bodies, others have lolling tongues. The dogs and their handlers walk down a red carpet. 

The dogs are evaluated by a panel of judges.

The contestants included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang.

Last year's winner was a 125-pound (57-kilogram) gentle giant named Martha - a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face.

The contest is in its 30th year. 

It is usually held on Friday nights, but organizers moved the competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.

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

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

Her proud owner gave her a hug. She will take home $1,500 for the title 

Her proud owner gave her a hug. She will take home $1,500 for the title 

Megan Brainard, center, appeared in disbelief with her win. Also pictured at left is Yvonne Morones, holding her dog Scamp, who placed second, and Linda Elmquist, holding her dog Josie, who finished third

Megan Brainard, center, appeared in disbelief with her win. Also pictured at left is Yvonne Morones, holding her dog Scamp, who placed second, and Linda Elmquist, holding her dog Josie, who finished third

Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. He didn't make the top three

Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. He didn't make the top three

Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, looked ready to hand over her crown

Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, looked ready to hand over her crown

Wild Thang, a Pekingese, was also in the competition, but failed to be ugly enough

Wild Thang, a Pekingese, was also in the competition, but failed to be ugly enough

Heather Wilson  holds up her dog Himisaboo, a Chinese Crested Wiener Dog mix

Heather Wilson  holds up her dog Himisaboo, a Chinese Crested Wiener Dog mix

Rascal Deux donned a pair of sunglasses to hide what appeared to be mismatched eyes

Rascal Deux donned a pair of sunglasses to hide what appeared to be mismatched eyes

Rascal Deux, a Chinese Crested, gets a kiss from owner Dane Andrew

Rascal Deux, a Chinese Crested, gets a kiss from owner Dane Andrew

Zsa Zsa has an exceptionally long tongue, and had her toenails painted to match

Zsa Zsa has an exceptionally long tongue, and had her toenails painted to match

When her mouth is closed Zsa Zsa has a remarkable under bite

When her mouth is closed Zsa Zsa has a remarkable under bite

Meatloaf, a bulldog mix, was no competition for the winner, despite his wrinkly legs

Meatloaf, a bulldog mix, was no competition for the winner, despite his wrinkly legs

Tee Tee, a chihuahua, had no hair but did wear a strand of pearls

Tee Tee, a chihuahua, had no hair but did wear a strand of pearls

Yvonne Morones carries Scamp during the competition. Scamp's visage placed second overall

Yvonne Morones carries Scamp during the competition. Scamp's visage placed second overall

Josie, a Chinese Crested mix, managed to get third with a tongue that had a distinctive flop

Josie, a Chinese Crested mix, managed to get third with a tongue that had a distinctive flop

Mrs. Kravitz, a Chihuahua, was nowhere near ugly enough to place

Mrs. Kravitz, a Chihuahua, was nowhere near ugly enough to place

Mandarina pants on her owners' lap She was robbed

Mandarina pants on her owners' lap, having clearly been robbed as she placed outside of the top 3

Tee Tee, a Chinese Crested, looked none too pleased to have also been robbed of a place in the top three

Tee Tee, a Chinese Crested, looked none too pleased to have also been robbed of a place in the top three

Ann Lewis, from Los Angeles California, and her dog Wild Thang, a two year old Pekingese, Whitney Sherman from Los Angeles California, and her dog Daisy, a 14 year old Chihuahua mix

Ann Lewis, from Los Angeles California, and her dog Wild Thang, a two year old Pekingese, and Whitney Sherman from Los Angeles California, and her dog Daisy, a 14 year old Chihuahua mix, failed to take home the top prize

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest has been going strong for over 30 years