OK. I think you're right in that something can be so ugly it's pretty, or cute. Reasonable point and observation. With those ugliest dog contests, though, I have to humbly say that I've never seen a winner from one of those at ALL that I, personally, thought was so ugly that they were cute.
Actually, to me, a perfect example of "so ugly it's cute" in FaceOff would have to be Roy's sidekick demon from last season in the Supermobile challenge. Now THAT little sucker? Yep, Roy said he was a demon (Chaos, I think he called him), and HIM, I'd call adorable.
So, that's a PERFECT example of what you're saying, I think.
But, then again, that was a "create a comic-book-type superhero and sidekick to match the various vehicles" challenge.
And I DO think and believe that Anthony's demon in this challenge DOES qualify as beautiful, sexy, classy.
With a figure to DIE for.
BUT . . . .
She was also scary, what with that long, pointed, hooked nose curling over the upper lip. The double set of nostrils. The folds at the top of the nose, the deep-set, dark-shadowed, demonic-looking eyes. The high forehead. The double set of horns. The blood-red lips and teeth/fangs coming out of the cheeks.
The artists weren't focusing on creating comic-book-type superhero and sidekick characters in THIS particular challenge. So, I can't really logically see how any of the demons in this particular challenge could/should/would/might read as "adorable".
I think the focus in THIS challenge WAS scary.
I mean, I can see a figure of Roy's demon sidekick being sold in Toys 'R' Us. I can't, however, see figures of ANY of the demons from THIS challenge being sold there.
And THAT's why my train goes off the tracks with Autumn saying she thought her demon was "adorable".
Just some thoughts/observations.
BTW . . .
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