The inspiration behind everyone’s favorite puppet pig is late singer Peggy Lee. Bonnie Erickson, the artist behind Miss Piggy’s original design, was a huge fan of the singer. "When I first created Miss Piggy, I called her Miss Piggy Lee — as both a joke and an homage. Peggy Lee was a very independent woman, and Piggy certainly is the same," Lee told Smithsonian magazine in 2008. "But as Piggy's fame began to grow, nobody wanted to upset Peggy Lee, especially because we admired her work. So, the Muppet's name was shortened to Miss Piggy." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff
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