June 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM ET
From sonoma-marinfair.org: Emerging from a field of 29 ugly contenders, a Chinese Crested dog from the United Kingdom named Mugly took the World’s Ugliest Dog ® title tonight before an international assembly of media and a raucous crowd. The United Kingdom challenger Mugly took the title after traveling around the world to wrest the title from a field of 29 plus contestants of questionable beauty with names like Handsome Hector, Creature, Rue, Icky, Spam-O-Rama, and Mouse. Mugly is the UK's ugliest dog.
Said owner Bev Nicholson, "I couldn't speak when they announced Mugly's name. I didn't know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog."