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The Divine Miss P. | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Divine Miss P.


I don’t care if she is, literally, porky. I don’t even care that her brassy attitude just barely hides a vulnerable and fragile ego.

Miss Piggy is my idol.

She is fat. She is beautiful. She dresses impeccably, always. She is fated for superstardom and she knows it. She offers kissy-kissies to people she likes and karate chops to those she doesn’t. She has good taste in male partners and stands by her frog. Like Francesca, she refers to herself in the third person. And she doesn’t stop to think about whether she can actually sing or dance or swim, she doesn’t stop to wonder whether she looks fat, she just puts on her satin dress and pink gloves and boa and gets out there and goes for it.


Viva la Pig!

12 Responses to “The Divine Miss P.”

  1. Twistie October 8, 2007 at 11:48 am #

    Viva la Pig, indeed! For she is truly the essence of superfantastic.

    So what if lavendar opera-length gloves aren’t worn during the day? She does it because she knows they are glorious and so is she. She is always confident in herself, her choices, and her opinions. She knows how important it is to dress well at all times (for one never knows when the papparazzi might be lurking nearby), and how vital it is to throw oneself into life to the fullest.

    Miss Piggy has long been one of my favorite muppets (along with Kermit, Animal, and Oscar the Grouch) for just these reasons.

  2. Jezebella October 8, 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    Little known fact about Jezebella: for her sixteenth birthday, she asked for and received a Miss Piggy comforter, which she then took with her to college. Yes indeed.

  3. La BellaDonna October 8, 2007 at 3:07 pm #

    La BellaDonna clutches one of the Divine Miss P’s maxims for all she is worth: “Less is not more, less is less. More is more.” This is a maxim which has served me well for many a year. Also, I have noted that Miss P is a very stylin’ Miss; in a number of books, she appears in everything from the June Cleaver look to her martial arts uniform – pearls and all. Miss Piggy, she lives a life without fear.

  4. bonnie-ann black October 8, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    Long live La Piggy — i had a poster of her up in my room for years: Miss Piggy, reclining on a chaise, elegant as always, with another Miss Piggy-ism that I live by: My needs are simple — it’s my *wants* that are expensive! i still have a Miss Piggy christmas ornament that my parents bought me when i went to college. still love the Muppets and the Muppet show was television at its best.

  5. pinkdomme October 8, 2007 at 5:45 pm #

    I adore Miss P.

    A bit OT: my friend sent me this— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRiXOONqf0
    Big Girls (You Are Beautiful)
    thought you might like to share with others on your blog.

  6. Kimberly October 8, 2007 at 8:00 pm #

    Miss Piggy is, quite simply, the best feminist cartoon icon ever imagined, for the reasons that Francesca outlines above. She was indeed my idol when I was young and addicted to the Muppet Show! And that first video is what I’ll be putting on from now on when I am getting dressed up to go out dancing…

  7. Kimocean October 9, 2007 at 2:37 am #

    I credit Miss Piggy with my ability to embrace my superfantasticness as a big girl!
    She just made curves and confidence look so good! I’m a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding the week after next and have to wear a pink dress that I never would have chosen, but maybe I’ll just try to channel Miss P. She always looked good in pink! At least I got to pick my shoes. Yes, finding superfantastic chocoalte brown satin shoes was rough but I’ve got three pairs to choose from coming from Zappos tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed for me!
    ~Kim

  8. SayWhat? October 9, 2007 at 10:45 am #

    Evem my 5yo dd adores Miss Piggy – she has named her toy dog “Foo Foo” after Miss P’s dog and dances around the house singing “Fabulous” She knows it when she sees it.

    That chick, er, pig should be an inspriation to all bodacious babes everywhere!

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