Meet Zsa Zsa, the Latest Winner of World’s ‘Ugliest’ Dog Contest
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and according to the World’s Ugliest Dog competition, ugliness is too. The competition out of Petaluma, California selected the latest winner in its annual competition: Zsa Zsa. Needless to say, Zsa Zsa is one unique looking pup.
Zsa Zsa is a 9-year-old English bulldog with one wicked underbite and a very long, droopy tongue. Still, none of this stops her from being a star.
Rocking pink nail polish and a sparkly collar, Zsa Zsa was destined for greatness. She and her family drove more than 30 hours from Minnesota to compete in this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog competition. “It’s hard for me to call her the ugliest dog because I always tell her she’s so pretty,” Zsa Zsa’s owner, Megan Brainard, said.
Stealing The Show
The competition, which has been active for 30 years, awards a check of $1,500 and a trophy to the winner’s owner. The contest promotes pet adoption by celebrating the uncommon looks of dogs from around the world.
Upon winning the competition, Zsa Zsa and her mom jetted off to New York City to appear on NBC’s Today Show. Sadly, Zsa Zsa’s life wasn’t always so glamorous.
Puppy Mill To Princess
Zsa Zsa spent five years of her life in a puppy mill in Missouri until her breeders no longer wanted her. After receiving extensive care from Underdog Rescue based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Zsa Zsa was matched with her new mom. “You just kind of know when there’s a family who’s the right fit, and that they’re going to take really good care of the dog who has never had anybody and truly deserves it,” Shannon McKenzie, founder, and director of Underdog Rescue, said. “You kinda just know in your gut that it’s all going to work out the way it’s supposed to.”
More in OMG!
How One Woman’s Curiosity Changed a Homeless Man’s Life Forever
Shalla Monteiro, a woman from Sao Paulo, passed by the same homeless man every day. One day, she saw him furiously...July 20, 2018
Boyfriend Eats Kit Kat Totally Wrong, But Surprises Everyone with an Epic Comeback
What kind of monster actually takes a bite out of a Kit Kat before breaking it apart?! Well, Evan Wilt, for...July 20, 2018
Woman Spends Seven Years Searching for Sister, Then Makes an Incredible Discovery
A woman adopted as a child went through most of her life without knowing who her biological family was. Once she...July 19, 2018
Fishermen Spot Strange Creature Floating on Iceberg
One cloudy morning, three fishermen set sail off the coast of Labrador, Canada. They planned to spend the day fishing and enjoying...July 19, 2018
This GoPro Footage Of A Roller Coaster Will Take You To Another World
The things we can do with technology today are amazing. While many of these advances are used to help people, some...July 18, 2018
Russian Woman Reveals Five Things You Didn’t Know About Vietnam
Meet Snezhana, a Russian woman who moved to Vietnam with her family. They all think it’s a beautiful country, so Snezhana has been...July 17, 2018
Japanese Pet Groomer Transforms Shaggy Dogs Into Beautiful Balls Of Fur
Oftentimes when dog-owners take their four-legged friends to the groomer, the animals come out looking much different than when they went...July 17, 2018
Google Street View Catches A Cat Chilling In Roman Ruins
A furry friend has been caught on camera wandering around Rome thanks to the work of one of Google Street View’s...July 17, 2018
WWI in Rare Colorized Photos As You’ve Never Seen Before
The year 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WWI, the war to end all wars. The Great War, as...July 16, 2018