Meet Gus, a three-legged, one-eyed (he lost it in a fight with a cat - for shame!), cancer-afflicted Chinese Crested dog, who has the dubious yet official distinction of the World's Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
And what did Gus have to say about the hullabaloo? He slept through much of the three-hour competition, wrapped in a blanket by his owner Jeanenne Teed.
Links: Official website (gallery with other ugly dog contestants) | BBC Gallery | YouTube clip of the competition