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The 24th World's Ugliest Dog Contest

June 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM ET

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Roman, a two-year-old Mexican Hairless Mix, competes during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
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Josie, a three-year-old Chinese Crested, is seen during the contest.
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Mouse, a six-year-old Chihuahua, is seen during the 24th World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
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Mugly, an eight year-old Chinese Crested from Peterborough, Britain, stands for a photo during the contest.
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Daisy, a nine-year-old Pug, is seen during the contest.

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."

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