Newly crowned ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Zsa Zsa dies

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 11, 2018

The nine-year-old canine died in her sleep Tuesday morning, owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota told USA media. She was 9 years old.

According to the Today show, Brainard drove more than 30 hours from Anoka, Minnesota to San Francisco to enroll Zsa Zsa in the contest, as Zsa Zsa herself was rescued from a puppy mill after Brainaird found her on

Zsa Zsa was named the victor of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area in June. "I'm in shock still", she told CNN sister network HLN.

Zsa Zsa, known for her pink toenails and lolling side-swept tongue, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning.

"She's been staying over at my dad's house".

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"From the moment we saw her attractive face, we knew we would be her forever home", Brainard said. Much like when she won the competition, the family is surprised by the news of her death. "It's probably going to be the same with her passing".

Zsa Zsa's 15 minutes of fame was extended when Brainard brought her on the Today show in June to celebrate her victory. We were all saying our goodbyes and Mareslie went right over and gave her a kiss.

The recently-crowned World's Ugliest Dog has died.

"She knew she was special", said Brainard.

Ms Brainard said children used to sometimes shake that tongue as if giving a handshake to a paw.

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