So I've just been ignoring the Miss Piggy hype, hoping that it would just go away before I had to acknowledge the marketing of another personified children's character as some kind of style icon that grown-up women have to pay attention to. But Miss Piggy's been getting some real traction with her own MAC makeup line and an OPI collection. More importantly, just look at her face! That is one kind face, and for lack of better role models, I guess I'll take a very put-together, self-possessed lady pig.
I'm not even joking about this: Miss Piggy is alright. First of all, she has a real backstory. Her creator, Frank Oz, shared her biography in a 1976 New York Times interview: "She grew up in a small town in Iowa; her father died when she was young, and her mother wasn't that nice to her. She had to enter beauty contests to survive, as many single women do. She has a lot of vulnerability which she has to hide, because of her need to be a superstar." Can't you already feel your empathy juices flowing?
Second of all, she has some seriously sassy beauty advice. She's reminded us to "never purchase beauty products in a hardware store." That's something none of us can afford to forget. In another moment of clarity and insight she said: "It's a good idea to apply an all-over facial pack once or twice a month, but I never, never use mud. (Frankly, it brings up unpleasant memories.)" That's more than a mere beauty tip, it's a life lesson: Miss Piggy had to come from somewhere, but look how far she's come.
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