Dolly Parton Admits That She Chose An "Artificial" Look Because She Didn't Feel Like She Was A "Natural Beauty"

October 11, 2019

Dolly Parton has made a name as one of the most successful country singers out there. And considering her fame and success, it's easy to assume she won't have any reason to feel insecure. But that isn't the case.

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During a recent interview on CBS This Morning, Dolly told host Tony Dokoupil about how she doesn't feel she is beautiful naturally. After Tony begged to differ, Dolly replied:

You should have seen me this morning before I got ready to see you.

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She iterated that while she isn't a "natural beauty" she can do what she can to enhance her looks.

Artificial look, real personality

While speaking to Elle Magazine, Dolly admitted that she has often been told to tone down her look and wear less makeup but she insists on her cosmetic choices because "this is who I am."

She explained that all that matters is to make sure her talent shines through and as long as she's happy, she believes she can focus on making others happy.

That’s how I’ve always looked at it: that I look totally artificial, but I am totally real.

The singer also explained that she went for this flashy exterior as a way to cope with the fact that she didn't see herself as a "raving natural beauty."

I just wanted to be pretty. I wanted to be striking. I wanted to be colorful. I wanted to be seen.

Sleeping with makeup

Apparently, Dolly's persona means she takes her looks very seriously, and may even sleep with makeup on.

She revealed to NYTimes that she cleans her face in the morning because there could be an emergency at night that can cause her to leave her home or hotel. And she prefers to be prepared.

In an interview with IntoTheGloss, Dolly also shared more details about her makeup routine revealing that she can do her makeup in only 15 minutes.

She also said she always has her face on when she goes anywhere.

I'm afraid somebody will say, ‘Oh, did you see Dolly? She looked like hell.’ I'd rather them say, ‘Did you see Dolly? She's so overdone.’

It's a little sad that Dolly Parton doubts her beauty without makeup. But she has managed to find a way to make her style work for her even if some may describe it as a little over-the-top.

Hopefully, she learns to embrace her natural beauty, but of course, her fans will always love that she has her own special look which helps her stand out.

All in all, kudos to her for being so open and sharing her insecurities. That took some courage.