Kermit the Frog (L) and Miss Piggy arrive at the premiere of Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Miss Piggy on her feminism award: ‘Moi is thrilled’

Miss Piggy is adding another mark to her resume: Feminist icon.

The glamorous TV star will receive the award Thursday evening from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.  The Sackler Center established the feminist award in 2012 and focuses on honoring women who have served as trailblazers and change-makers within their industry.

“Moi is thrilled – but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award,” Miss Piggy said in a press release. “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 is joining 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.” 

To announce her arrival, and excitement over receiving the award, Miss Piggy took to social media over the course of the week to share her adventures in New York City with her almost 50,000 followers.

And not to fear Muppet fans, Kermit will be in attendance at the Sackler Center to support Miss Piggy during her moment of glory. 


Miss Piggy on her feminism award: 'Moi is thrilled'