Dolly Parton Hilariously Explains How She’s a ‘Self-Made Woman’

by Chris Haney
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On Friday afternoon, country music icon Dolly Parton shared a short but hilarious video of the singer explaining why she is a “self-made woman.”

Parton’s post shared a caption that read: “Dollyisms 101 💕 Where are all the self-made women at? 😉”

In the short video, the famous singer amusingly makes fun of herself for her well-known history of plastic surgery.

“I am a self-made woman, and I have the doctor bills to prove it!” Parton jokes while winking at the camera and then laughing.

The legendary country musician has never shied away from questions about her year’s of cosmetic surgery. During a September 2019 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Parton, 73, said she knows she look artificial at times, but that she is “totally real.”

“It is true that I look artificial, but I believe that I’m totally real,” said Parton during the interview. “My look is really based on a country girl’s idea of glam. I wasn’t naturally pretty, so I make the most of anything I’ve got.”

CBS Sunday Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil stopped Parton, disagreeing with her comments on her image. However, Parton double downed while also having a laugh about how she looked that morning.

“I’m telling you, I’m not (naturally pretty),” Parton continued. “You should have seen me this morning before I got ready to see you. I’m serious, though. I’m not a natural beauty, but I can enhance it. Whatever it takes, I do. I try to make the most of everything.” 

Parton and Her Husband Still Going Strong After 54 Years of Marriage

Although Parton seems to have doubts about her looks at times, she has none about her 54-year marriage to Nashville businessman Carl Dean. During a September interview with PEOPLE, Parton touched on the couple’s longtime marriage. She said her and Dean keep things interesting and still take time for date nights together. In addition, Dean still plans romantic gestures for his wife that he met when she was 18 before they married in 1966.

“We do! My husband and I, we’ve been together 56 years,” said Parton of Dean, a Nashville businessman. “We still have our little times, like in the springtime when the first yellow daffodils come out. Even if there’s still some snow around it, my husband always brings me a bouquet. And he’ll usually write me a little poem. Which to me, that’s priceless. That’s like a date in itself.”

Additionally, the country music star shared the secret to keeping the couple’s flame burning bright. Parton says she’s always been comfortable in her own skin. “And that’s sexy,” the singer said.

“You may not want to dress or look like me, you can take from that to be yourself. I’m a very passionate person in everything that I do, and I think passion has great sex appeal,” Parton explained. “I think people are drawn to that because it’s magic. It’s an energy. And I’ve always been a great lover because I’m passionate. I just feel my sensuality, my sexuality, my passion, and I don’t have to apologize for any of that. I’ve never been offensive in any way, never tried to be. Or I’ve never tried to be anything other than just what I am.”

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