'World's Ugliest Dog' dies at 17

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London, June 04 (ANI): The 'World's Ugliest Dog', Miss Ellie, has died at age 17.

The Chinese Crested Hairless dog, with pimples and lolling tongue, won Animal Planet's contest in 2009.

The pooch went on to make a career in showbiz, starring in shows such as 'Dogs 101,' reports the Telegraph.

Also, she starred in shows at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, the Mountain Press reported.

Pigeon Forge Mayor Keith Whaley announced November 12 as "Miss Ellie Day" for her owner's efforts to raise funds for the local humane society.

Ellie was instrumental in raising more than 100,000 dollars for the Sevier County Humane Society. (ANI)

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