Dolly Parton is a legend in both music and culture. Her music and outsized attitude have both come to represent country music culture over the course of her 60-year career.
Her distinctive appearance plays a vital role in Parton’s identity. Even though Parton is in her mid-seventies, her well-known appearance hasn’t changed much since she initially rose to fame. And while most famous people who have had surgery are reluctant to discuss the operations they’ve had, Dolly Parton is not one of them.
In a 2019 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Parton commented, “It is true that I appear fake, but I believe that I’m entirely real.” “I’m not naturally beautiful, but I can make anything look better. I will do whatever it takes. I want to maximize every opportunity.
Dolly denies that she is naturally attractive.
Dolly always had a certain style, with the exception of plastic surgery (because that happened later): a fully made-up face, numerous wigs, and high-end clothing. She explained it in a 2019 interview with CBS Sunday Morning as being the result of her lack of natural beauty.
“A country girl’s sense of glam truly inspired my style. I make the most of what I have since I wasn’t born with beauty, Parton remarked, adding, “I’m telling you, I’m not. This morning before I got ready to see you, you ought to have seen me. But I’m being serious. While I don’t have inherent beauty, I can still enhance it. I will do whatever it takes. I want to maximize every opportunity.
One could ask what Dolly Parton’s notion of “naturally gorgeous” is after seeing photos of her from her early days in the music industry, but in any case, she is never photographed without what her friend Jane Fonda refers to as “full regalia.”
“I never noticed her without her regal attire. In Biography: Dolly Parton, Fonda remarks, “She’s an absolute professional. I used to think being self-conscious was a bad thing. However, Dolly serves as a good illustration of a person who is very self-aware and who has developed a mythic, iconic character that is partially, or rather, totally real but embellished.
Lily Tomlin, who plays Dolly on “9 to 5,” continues, “I’ve never seen Dolly without a wig. I’ve never seen Dolly without hair, and that’s still the case. She is an actual being who has preserved it for how many years? Therefore, I believe that [her identity] still contains elements of her current self. In other words, if it wasn’t her before, which I believe it partially was, I believe it has certainly sufficiently ingrained itself in her that she is who she is despite not being.
Parton Has Had Work Done on Her Lips, Breasts, and Eyes.
Parton confessed she had plastic surgery on her eyes, lips, and breasts in a 2003 People article about the procedures different celebrities had. Dr. John Grossman told People, “She has a generous bosom, which I boosted some years ago,” in response to her joking that he “does all [her] fender work.”
She has had several facial rejuvenation procedures, but none that involved a complete face-lift. She is “genetically fortunate,” he continued, and “her skin is gorgeous.” Parton also admitted to The Guardian in 2011 that she will undoubtedly continue getting cosmetic procedures.
She told the publication, “I’ll tuck it, suck it, or pluck it if something is bagging, sagging, or dragging. It’s like what I always say: I may appear phony but I’m real where it counts. “Hee hee!” The Dolly Parton A&E biography is broadcast on Sunday, April 12 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is followed by a special concert, Willie Nelson: American Outlander, which honors Nelson’s seven-decade career.
Dolly Parton Has Undergone a Variety of Procedures, Including a Facelift.
Never one to hide her good looks, Parton has made fun of the procedures she has undergone over the years. She told The Guardian in 2011 that she would grow a beard if she underwent one more facelift.
Parton stated that she would never want to lie to her followers during a 2003 appearance on Larry King Live. She ran off a litany of treatments performed, including botox, a facelift, breast implants, eye surgery, lip injections, liposuction, and the excision of extra skin. Her breast augmentation has probably garnered the most attention.
Parton’s 40DD bosom, which she described to The Guardian as “at least!” on her diminutive 5-foot frame, has become a part of her recognizable style. They’re pretty expensive, they’re really large, she quips in her appearance with CBS Sunday Morning.
Dolly Parton Has No Remorse About Anything
Parton has never expressed anything similar, but other celebrities have acknowledged going too far with plastic surgery or dealing with disastrous treatments. She appears to accept who she is, what she has done, and where life has led her, based on numerous interviews she has given over the years.
On CBS Sunday Morning, Parton stated, “I never regret anything. You are responsible for your decisions and sacrifices. And even though Parton was speaking about her choice not to have children, it is obvious that she applies this philosophy to every aspect of her life.
The vocalist of “Backwoods Barbie” is aware that her looks contribute to her appeal. She still takes pride in her appearance despite having a fantastic sense of humor, an amazing philanthropic attitude, and classic songs.
It’s one of the reasons she frequently responds, “I want ’em to say, God, don’t she look good for her age,” when asked how she expects to be remembered in 100 years.