Former 'World's Ugliest Dog' Miss Ellie dies at 17

FILE - In this June 26, 2009 file photo, Miss Ellie celebrates her win in the "World's Ugliest Dog Contest" at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, in Petaluma, Calif . The small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her to also win Animal Planet's "World's Ugliest Dog" contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after a career in resort show business in the Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) (AP)

June 3, 2010 8:57:47 AM PDT
Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet's "World's Ugliest Dog" contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after a career in resort show business in the Smoky Mountains.

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