A nine-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the title of World's Ugliest Dog.
Megan Brainard, a resident of Anoka, Minnesota, brought her home after seeing her photo on a pet adoption website and named her after the Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Zsa Zsa's winnings include a trophy and $1,500 - a cash amount that was also given to Underdog Rescue, the group that rescued her.
Zsa Zsa, the World's Ugliest Dog, has, sadly, become the world's ugliest angel dog.
"I'm in shock still", Brainard told CNN sister network HLN.
The English Bulldog's lolling tongue and crooked underbite helped her win the title in June. "It's probably going to be the same with her passing". "We were all saying our goodbyes". "He woke up this morning and found her passed away", Brainard told TODAY. Brainard named the sweet, lovable pup after the Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor, because the pretty pooch enjoyed lounging on the couch "like a attractive model". She said her family held a small memorial for the pooch, known to love Slim Jims and burritos from the Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle.
Brainard and the rest of Zsa Zsa's family hosted a ceremony for her in their back yard to honor the pup. "She never really showed much excitement but yes, she was definitely living it up after she won".