What started as a joke turned out to be a winning moment for 19-year-old Britanni Cooper from Bristol, England.
Disgusted by the messy house of his daughter and her housemates, Britanni’s father jokingly sent her the link to an online article about the search to find UK’s worst student digs.
She decided that it was worth entering the competition and she sent photos of their very messy kitchen.
The photos of their overflowing trash bins, pizza boxes on the floor, dishes desperate to be cleaned, and dirty kitchen equipment bested 982 other entries to the competition and won her £500 ($700).
The first-year Real Estate student from the University of West England said that her father wants a share of the money, but she did not agree since she will use the prize money to decorate her new student house. She added that she aims to keep her new home a lot cleaner.
A spokesperson from the company which launched the campaign said that it was not easy to pick just one winner from the students’ entries to the dirtiest digs competition and just looking at some of the pictures is already tough for them.