World's ugliest dog, Zsa Zsa from Anoka, has died

She was crowned the world's ugliest dog on June 23.
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The bulldog from Anoka who recently won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest has died. 

Her owner announced on Tuesday on Zsa Zsa's Facebook page that the 9-year-old English bulldog died in her sleep, less than three weeks since she was crowned champion of the ugly dog contest in Petaluma, California. 

She won with her unique look, strutting around with her tongue hanging out of her mouth, buck teeth and a classic underbite. 

Zsa Zsa was owned by Megan Brainard of Anoka, who also owns K9 & Kitty Kutters, a pet grooming shop with locations in Andover and Minneapolis.

According to Zsa Zsa's profile from the ugly dog contest, she spent the first five years of her life in a Missouri puppy mill before being auctioned off to a rescue group, at which point Brainard saw her and "had to have her." 

According to the American Kennel Club, the average lifespan of a bulldog is 8-10 years. 

Rest in peace, Zsa Zsa. 

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