Dolly Parton Says She Based Her Look On ‘The Town Tramp’

Dolly Parton found a lot of inspiration from her upbringing in her songs. Growing up in Sevierville, TN with 11 siblings inspiring songs such as “The Coat of Many Colors.” Fans may not realize she was also inspired by locals in Sevierville, and not just for music. Her glamorous appearance comes from a slightly more glamorous inspiration.

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Parton was his guest Oprah Conversation on 13 November. When Oprah Winfrey asked Parton about her carefully constructed view, Parton revealed where it came from. You can watch the tide Oprah Conversation with Parton on Apple TV +.

Dolly Parton became insecure

Yes, Parton is a progressive country music star and that comes with all sorts of pinup glamor. That’s not the way Parton saw herself as a child.

“In my head, I knew where I was directed because for me, I am not a natural beauty,” Parton told Winfrey. “I wanted to be beautiful. I was a Barbie backwoods, that was great for me and I always felt more inside than I looked outside. ”

Dolly Parton innocently thought the ‘trollop’ was glamor

Sorry to blow your bubbles, but Parton was not born with the big blonde hair and the big curls. She decided to build her appearance with hair, makeup and in some cases cosmic surgery. And he goes back to the woman she saw growing up.

“I set a pattern in looking after the city tramp in our city, the trollop,” Parton said. “The one who would walk up and down the streets, get in a car, ride for a few minutes, come back and get in another car. ”

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“In the early days, I think it would bother me when there were people [made fun of me], ”Parton told Winfrey. “It didn’t change me. It didn’t make me any different but I’m a little embarrassed sometimes if someone made too much fun of it. That’s when I knew they didn’t know who I was or what I was. ”

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