Every year, we wait in anticipation to hear who is going to be crowned “World’s Ugliest Dog!” The annual ceremony was held on Friday, June 26 in Petaluma, celebrating its 27th year! Out of 40 dogs, Quasi Modo, a dog born with a spinal defect making her appear hunchback, won the title. The spirit behind the contest is: Dogs are beautiful, even when they’re not beautiful! Cheers to that!

Check out Quasi Modo and all the dogs in the competition.

Here are some of Quasi Modo’s friends in the competition. Remember, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

We’re so proud of these dogs (and owners)! (Images from Mtv.com)