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Zsa Zsa, 'World's Ugliest Dog' winner, dies

Matt Rosenberg
| Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
FILE - In this  June 23, 2018, file photo, Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The 9-year-old English bulldog died just weeks after winning the contest. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this June 23, 2018, file photo, Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The 9-year-old English bulldog died just weeks after winning the contest. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

The newly crowned world’s ugliest dog died a month after taking the title.

Zsa Zsa, an English bulldog from Anoka, Minn., died early Tuesday morning, her owner, Megan Brainard, told the Star Tribune.

Brainard said Zsa Zsa died in her sleep.

After winning the title last month, Zsa Zsa made an appearance on “The Today Show” on NBC.

Brainard adopted Zsa Zsa when she was 6 years old after discovering her on PetFinder.com, according to the Star Tribune. She had been rescued from a puppy mill a year earlier.

Brainard told the Star Tribune she named her after Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor because she liked to lie on the couch “like a beautiful model.”

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