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Reality Show Names Dog Groomer of the Year

South Central L.A.-resident out-grooms 11 other contestants in "Groomer Has It.”

South Central L.A.-resident out-grooms 11 other contestants in "Groomer Has It.”

The winner of reality game show “Groomer Has It” broadcast on Animal Planet is Artist Knox, a dog groomer who grew up in South Central Los Angeles.

Knox out-clipped and out-sheared 11 other contestants to become the show’s first Groomer of the Year. The final challenge involved the Groomer Has It Championship Dog Show,  in which the final two contestants groomed eight dogs in 11 hours.

In the end, Knox walked away with the grand prize package including his own mobile grooming salon, $50,000 in cash and the title of Groomer of the Year.

His dog-grooming days started when Knox drifted into a pet store and chatted up a manager who was grooming a dog. Knox was offered a job on the spot, and from there he learned all he could about the grooming business.

Knox plans to use his cash prize to open a grooming salon and school in his neighborhood. He continues to live in South Central Los Angeles with his 2-year-old son.

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