Going into this year's World Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Linda Elmquist of Tucson, Arizona, had high hopes that her dog could make another run at the title.
A bulldog named Zsa Zsa won a coveted honor on Saturday: she's this year's ugliest dog.
The competition is now in its 30th year and it exists so owners can flaunt the imperfections of their dogs and hopefully earn a bit of money in the process.
The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated by a panel of judges, with the victor taking home $1500.
Zsa Zsa's owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, was chosen to receive the cash prize of $1,500 (€1,285) in the competition, which has attracted significant media coverage in the past few years.
Nine-year-old Zsa Zsa belongs to Megan Brainard, who will pick up $1,500 (£1,130) for her pooch's win. The oldest dog in the competition, Moe, a 16-year-old Brussels Griffon-pug mix from Santa Rosa, California, took the award.
As with any competition rating animals by their looks, there's a lot of controversy surrounding Zsa Zsa's win. Ann Lewis's dog Wild Thang was one of the hopefuls.
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.
"She has come so far and she is just so handsome in my eyes", said Brainard, who operates a dog-and-cat grooming shop.
Others vying for the title included a blackhead-covered Chinese Crested-Dachshund mutt, a bulldog mix with excess wrinkly skin and a Pekingese named Wild Thang. Here's what our winning pup's profile had to say about her life before World's Ugliest Dog stardom.
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