Say hello to your 2016 champion of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, SweePee Rambo. SweePee Rambo is a 17-year-old crested chihuahua, who wears diapers and has an oozing sore. She seems pretty over it all.
SweePee took the crown on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, in competition with 16 other dogs. The Press Democrat reports that the contest had an audience that “peaked at about 100.” SweePee had a fair number of supporters for a very ugly dog:
For SweePee’s third run at the grand prize, owner Jason Wurtz, 44, drove seven hours north from Encino in a van packed full of fans and relatives, including his brother, Jeffrey Wurtz, 36.
When the 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix was announced the winner, the younger Wurtz burst into tears, shouting SweePee’s name, and shaking a homemade sign that read “SweePee Rambo for President 2016.”
SweePee is blind, and according to the elder Wurz, the $1,500 prize money will be used to remove a tumor in her gum line.
As long as you are loved and have someone to change your diapers and take you on TV appearances, I guess it’s a win. Now please let this dog chill out.
Screenshot via Good Morning America.