Everyone's favorite ham is getting some much-deserved recognition.
Each year, the Sackler Center First Awards honors women who have made groundbreaking contributions to their fields. It was announced this week that Muppets star and feminist porkineer of the stage and screen, Miss Piggy, will be receiving a First Award on June 4 at the Brooklyn Museum.
The confident star said that to be able to receive the award, which has been given to the likes of Toni Morrison, Sandra Day O'Connor and Connie Chung, is an honor.
“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!”
While Miss Piggy may seem like an unlikely recipient of a First Award, activist Elizabeth Sackler, who will present the glamorous actress with the award, says that the diva is exactly what the accolade is all about.
“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.”
Indeed, Miss Piggy is a BOSS. You go, girl.
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