Jeneda Benally introduces her dog Mr. Happy Face on stage during the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 24, 2022. - Mr. Happy Face, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested, saved from a hoarder's house, won the competition taking home the $1500 prize. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

No hair, just a white tuft on the head and a lopsided tongue: The Chinese Crested mix “Mr. Happy Face” has been voted the ugliest dog in the world.

The fun competition in the US state of California took place again on Friday evening (local time) for the first time after a two-year Corona break. Arizona owner Jeneda Benally sat down with “Mr. Happy Face” beat seven competitors and won $1,500 in prize money.

The jury of the “World’s Ugliest Dog Contest” in the small town of Petaluma valued everything that is considered ugly: bulging eyes, crooked teeth, bowlegs, humped backs. The organizers want to use the competition to promote the taking in of abandoned animals. You want to remind “that all dogs are lovable”.