Flynn the bichon frise has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
The choice was a surprise to most of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, with many fans falling silent when the white powder puff was picked.
Flynn beat out Ty the giant schnauzer, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Lucy the borzoi, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier. The giant schnauzer was the runner-up.
The 142nd Westminster event drew 2,882 entries in 202 breeds and varieties.
Flynn is also set to become best in a Broadway show. The dog will finish Wednesday night with a walk-on part in the Tony Award-winning music "Kinky Boots."
After being picked late Tuesday night, Flynn was up early and on the go with handler Bill McFadden. They appeared on "Good Morning America" and "Fox & Friends" before heading over to "The View."
Also on the dog's docket: The traditional steak lunch at famed eatery Sardi's and trips up the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and the One World Observatory.
Flynn is nearly 6 and already has a musical theatre background. His full champion's name includes All I Care About Is Love — the lyrics sung by character Billy Flynn in the popular show "Chicago."
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