Screen and TV star, style icon and beloved Muppet, Miss Piggy, was recognized for her contributions to society with a feminist award at the annual Sackler Center First Awards honor extraordinary women who are first in their fields.
Miss Piggy will received her award from Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center during a ceremony on June 4th where she was interviewed by Gloria Steinem, a nationally recognized leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement.
"Moi is thrilled, but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award," Miss Piggy said in a statement.
"It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honor with fellow legends, role models, and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!"
The outspoken pig joined a renowned list of past honorees such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,Toni Morrison and Julie Taymor.
“Miss Piggy deservedly joins this august pantheon of extraordinary women who have previously received the award,” Sackler said in a statement. “Miss Piggy embodies exceptional spirit, determination, and grit, when needed, which has taught important lessons about overcoming obstacles to millions of young people, parents, grandparents and virtually everyone who has ever watched this indomitable character on television or in films.”
Miss Piggy starred in “The Muppet Show”, which ran from 1976 to 1981, and has appeared in films, including 2014's “Muppets Most Wanted”.
..... Devashree Goenka