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The Internet Is Mourning The Death Of Zsa Zsa, The World's Ugliest Dog

The 9-year-old English bulldog won the anti-beauty competition in June.

Posted on July 11, 2018, at 7:59 a.m. ET

Tuesday morning, beloved and newly famous dog Zsa Zsa passed away in her sleep, her owner, Megan Brainard, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Zsa Zsa, an English bulldog, won the World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, a city north of San Francisco, this past June.

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With her protruding tongue, expressive eyes, and stocky stance, Zsa Zsa won the jury and the internet's hearts. She was awarded $1,500 and flown to New York in first class.

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Here she is enjoying a Today show performance in New York's Rockefeller Center.

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Zsa Zsa was rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri at 5 years old and subsequently adopted by her owner, Brainard, who discovered her on Petfinder.

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Brainard told the Star that she named Zsa Zsa after Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, because the bulldog laid around "like a beautiful model." She outfitted her with a pink collar and painted her nails for the competition.

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Fans of Zsa Zsa mourned her passing and offered their condolences.

I was supposed to pet Zsa Zsa on Saturday. My family and I send our condolences to Zsa Zsa’s family. I am very sad to hear that she died. Zsa Zsa was adorable. 🐶❤️😢

@IvePetThatDog i’m so sorry ❤️

"Zsa Zsa spent her days lounging around, refusing to do much of anything unless food was involved." SAME GURL, SAME. #RIPZSAZSA

@dog_rates @IvePetThatDog she was, as the saying goes, too beautiful for this world

RIP, Queen Zsa Zsa.

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