By Nadia Noir
Peanut, a chihuahua mutt, was just crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog and made his first appearance post-win on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“He’s either the world’s ugliest dog, or the world’s prettiest rat. We’re not sure,” said Kimmel. Peanut and his owner Holly won a $1,500 prize last weekend in Petaluma, California against tons of other doggies.
The 2-year-old dog isn’t just an unpretty face; he also has an tragic backstory behind this happy ending. After spending nine months in a shelter, Holly adopted the severely-burned puppy. Peanut was the recipient of her love and Holly wants to give the award money to other dogs who need help with their veterinary bills.
In celebration of Peanut’s win, Kimmel gives the dog a “make-over.” He ends up in a bowtie, eyes watering with excitement.
“I think it’s gorgeous! Look at him!,” exclaims Peanut’s beautiful (inside and out) owner, Holly. Kimmel then calls him the Bradley Cooper of dogs and then says Peanut should go “Hollywood” on them.
Don’t worry Peanut. We know what it’s like to be the underdog. Just look at us!