Well slap my cowboy boots and call me Sally, Dolly Parton is on a roll these days. The 65-year-old multifaceted star is making the rounds with Queen Latifah promoting their new movie, Joyful Noise, and the two stopped by the Today show on Thursday and sat down with Ann Curry. The subject of "natural beauty" happened to come up because, in the movie, Latifah makes fun of Dolly's plastic surgery, a subject Ms. Parton doesn't find taboo in the least.
After Queen and Ann were finished complimenting Dolly's honesty and naturalness, the over-the-top blond chirped that she found herself to be completely "artificial looking." I couldn't have said it better myself.
Ms. Parton does, indeed, look 100 percent synthetic. From her inflated breasts to her thin nose to her large lips to her taut eyes, there's nothing that has taken nature's course on her body. And she looks absolutely fabulous.
I don't think we love Dolly for her cosmetic enhancements; I think we love her because she's so open about them. Whatever negative thing we'd have to say about Dolly, she's already said about herself. And a great sense of humor always trumps a horrible sense of style. She can get away with her sequin suits, hair up to the ceiling, and boobs out to there because she owns it. She werks it like no else can, and before you quip something about her insane look, she'll have already beaten you to the punch with a self-deprecating and hilarious remark.
Dolly's a great roll model in that sense -- her fashion choices may be questionable, but she never second-guesses herself. Her commitment to her look, her smile, and her funny bone make Ms. Parton's "artificial look" work.
What do you think of Dolly's style?
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