The prize for this year's ugliest dog goes to a hunchback pooch from Florida.Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old pit bull and Dutch shepherd mix who was born with spinal defects, was crowned this year's winner Friday night in Petaluma, California.
According to her biography on the contest's website, Quasi Modo was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida.
The dog's biography reads, in part:
"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) but once they get to know me I win them over with my bubbly personality."
Judges at the competition said Quasi Modo serves as a great symbol for acceptance.
The lucky -- or unlucky pooch -- takes home a $1,500 prize and a few TV appearances in her future.