By Christina Maxouris, CNN - Nothing was better than voting for our favorite ball of fur day after day. But Fat Bear Week is over and a winner has been named: 435 Holly, you glorious creature, the crown is yours.
 
"She is fat. She is fabulous," Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve, which created the competition five years ago, wrote.
 
"All hail Holly whose healthy heft will help her hibernate until the spring. Long live the Queen of Corpulence."
 
And we gotta give it to her, 435 Holly really packed on the pounds before hibernation. In just a little over two months, she completely transformed.

 

 
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Let's backtrack.
 
Fat Bear Week is an annual competition, held by the Alaskan park, to crown the fattest bear of the state's Brook River. The winner is picked with the help of online voters.
 
The area's chunkiest bears competed in tough head-to-head matches until Tuesday. The winner of each round was determined by the number of votes they garnered, and then moved on to the next round to face their next competitor.
 
And if you're asking if there really were other contenders, the answer is yes. There was a tournament bracket full of them.