Any award is a good award, amirite? Just ask 10-year-old pit/Shepard mix Quasi Modo, the winner of the 27th annual World's Ugliest Dog Competition, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California. Quasi, who was born with a spinal birth defect, beat out 26 other competitors for the title of Top Dog. According to the pup's biography, she was abandoned at an animal shelter before getting adopted by a family in Loxahatchee, Florida. "My appearance can be a little unsettling to some (I have had grown men jump on top of their cars to get away from me because they thought I was a hyena or Tasmanian devil)," Quasi's bio reads. "But once they get to know me I win them over with my bubbly personality." According to a press release distributed by event organizers, contestants are judged in several categories, including: first impression, unusual attributes, natural ugliness, personality, and audience impression. Quasi (and her owners) will receive $1,500 in prize money, and are set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the upcoming days. As for the second place winner? A Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix named Sweepee Rambo took home the honor:
Third prize also went to a Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix named Frodo:
Lastly, the spirit award went to a Chihuahua called Precious, who is blind in one eye:
Congrats to all of the winners! We hope you enjoy some nice big steaks tonight to celebrate!