Some Chihuahuas were born to be stars. That much became apparent during the Miss ChihuahuaTown beauty pageant. More than 800 Chihuahuas modeled their best outfits, according to South West News Service – a British news agency.
The pageant was hosted by ChihuahuaTown Events, an event organizer that puts together “fun festivals” dedicated to the toy breed.
Proud Chihuahua owners from all over the U.K. attended the event at the Yardley Youth Football Club in Towcester, Northamptonshire, with their costumed pooches.
A black and brown short-haired Chihuahua named Twiglet won the Miss ChihuahuaTown crown at the Aug. 22 pageant with her pink pompom dress, which fell in line with the event’s “summer fun” theme.
Meanwhile, the top prize in the pageant’s “fancy dress” category went to a Chihuahua and Dachshund mix named Chiweenie Beanie, who donned a clown costume complete with a rainbow wig, red nose, sunglasses, and party hat.
Other Chihuahua pageant participants also dazzled attendees with dog-sized ball gowns, fluffy feathers, and patriotic outfits.
“It was crazy. People make these costumes and hand sew them for their dogs,” photographer Sue Thatcher, 69, told SWNS.
ChihuahuaTown was founded in 2017 and had been hosting popular festival events among Chihuahua owners.
The company’s owner, Kerry Brooks, told Fox News that ChihuahuaTown festivals remain the “biggest” organized event she and her team operate.
Another event is already in the works for the holiday season, called “Chi’mas”.