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. Piggy is convinced she is destined for stardom, and nothing will stand in her way. She has a capricious nature, at times determined to convey an image of feminine charm, but suddenly flying into a violent rage accompanied by her trademark karate chop and " hi-yah! Kermit the Frog has learned this all too well; when she isn't smothering him in kisses, she's sending him flying through the air with a karate chop.