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The face of a champion.
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Photos: The “World’s Ugliest Dog” has been crowned in California

By Johnny Simon

Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog with an exceptionally droopy tongue, was named the World’s Ugliest Dog this weekend.

The competition is a send-up of the traditionally strict purebred dog shows that reward perfection; contest organizers instead celebrate “the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique.” Now in its 30th year, the contest is part of a larger Sonoma-Marin county fair in Petaluma, California.

Take a look at reigning champion Zsa Zsa and her other worthy competitors.

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Rascal Deux.
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Wild Thang, a Pekingese.
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Martha, a Neopolitan Mastiff who won the 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, stands onstage before this year’s winner was announced at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. on June 23.
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Zsa Zsa, the winning English Bulldog.
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Meatloaf, a bulldog mix.
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Himisaboo, Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix.
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Tee Tee, a chihuahua.