America’s national treasure, Dolly Parton, has revealed that she would love to be on the cover of Playboy Magazine again. After her iconic cover all the way back in 1978, she is ready to re-live the moment all over again.
However, as much confidence as she still has now, other people don’t see this as a positive thing to look forward to.
Keep reading to see exactly what she had to say…
Born in Locust Ridge, she was the fourth child of a whopping twelve.
She has credited a lot of her family members for helping mold her musicality, but particularly Uncle Bill Owens for getting her foot in the door of the industry.
After landing a coveted spot on The Porter Wagoner Show, she saw her name in lights very quickly.
In 1975 and ’76, the Country Music Association awarded her with Female Country Singer of the Year and during this time, she was also working on moving into the pop market in order to further her career.
It won a Grammy Award and in the following years, she tucked a couple more of the prestigious accolades under her belt.
Her iconic country glam style was recognized all over the world and her distinct million-dollar smile granted her with millions of fans.
In the ’80s, Dolly made appearances in films such as Nine to Five, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Steel Magnolias.
But there’s one aspect of her career that stands out for her particularly, if not others.
As Dolly’s career started to take off, this cover shoot allowed her to express herself in a way that boosted her confidence.
In this day and age, looking back at such a sexualized and demeaning cover would shake the feminist movement to the core but back in the 70s, this was seen as the ultimate sign of success for a woman.
And she recently revealed that she would love to grace the cover once again for her 75th birthday.
In an interview with 60 Minutes Australia, she told us this:
“I don’t plan to retire. I just turned 74 and I plan to be on the cover of Playboy Magazine again.”
“See, I did Playboy Magazine years ago and I thought it’d be such a hoot if they’ll go for it. I don’t know if they will… if I could be on the cover again when I’m 75.”
The past few years has seen the magazine take a more move-with-the-times sort of stance on gender and sex equality.
And was slapped with a “gender fluidity” tagline. But their efforts to remain a relevant publication were futile, with more criticism flowing in than ever before.
At seventy-four, she would become the oldest woman to ever take the cover spot and with the average age of Playboy Magazine cover models coming in at a lame twenty-five, (statistics taken from 2010), this would be a breakthrough.
Many people have picked up on the outdated nature of the request.
In a previous interview, she revealed some of her beauty secrets that kept her iconic look alive and it involves having good lighting, good makeup, and a good doctor.
Get ready for Dolly Parton’s 75th birthday because if it goes her way, she’ll have her cover shoot and it’s bound to be “a hoot and a half.”
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