Zsa Zsa, the “World’s Ugliest Dog,” has passed away. This is a tragic turn of events for the so-hideous-it’s-kind-of-cute bulldog, as her passing comes just a few weeks after winning the crown of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
The nine-year-old English bulldog died in her sleep early on Tuesday morning, leaving behind her devastated owner Megan Brainard. Zsa Zsa had a tough life as a young dog, born and raised in a puppy mill for five years before she was rescued by Underdog, a nonprofit animal rescue service.
Thankfully, Zsa Zsa found a forever home with Megan Brainard. Brainard fell in love with her new pet in no small part due to her hideous appearance! (Let’s just say that this bulldog doesn’t look like her namesake, famous Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.) We have to admit, the malformed features, pronounced underbite, lolling tongue, and jagged teeth are somehow pretty cute!
The judges at the Sonoma-Marin Fair seemed to agree. Zsa Zsa achieved every puppy’s dream and won best in show…and the title of world’s ugliest dog.