PHOTOS: Lauren Alaina Recreates Dolly Parton’s Iconic 1978 ‘Playboy’ Cover

Lauren Alaina, Dolly Parton; Photos via Facebook
Lauren Alaina, Dolly Parton; Photos via Facebook
Lauren Alaina, Dolly Parton; Photos via Facebook

Lauren Alaina channeled her inner Dolly Parton for Halloween 2021, recreating the country music icon’s 1978 Playboy cover. 

Alaina went all-out for occasion, sporting a wig, a black bustier, black bunny ears, playboy bunny cuffs and a white boy tie, all nearly identical to what Parton wore on the cover of the magazine 43 years ago. 

“When I Dolly Parton I don’t play, boy. I NINE to THRIVE,” the American Idol alum captioned her social media post. 

She also encouraged users to swipe to see the original photo of Dolly for comparison. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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People in the comments sections applauded Alaina’s efforts. Some called it “perfection” while others told her she “crushed it.” 

Alaina shared a second set of photos on Halloween morning with the caption: “Somebunny had to do it. Happy DOLLYween, y’all!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The “Getting Over Him” singer isn’t the only one who recreated the look this year. In July, Parton herself recreated the cover to celebrate her husband’s birthday. 

“You’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this. Well, it’s for my husband’s birthday,” Parton revealed in an Instagram video clip. “Remember some time back I said I was gonna pose on Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75 and they don’t have a magazine anymore, but my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy,” Parton added. “He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years and I’m not gonna try to talk him out of that.”

Parton went on to share that she had a brand new cover made of “the new Dolly” and joked that she was previously “kind of a little butterball” on the original cover. 

“Well, I’m string cheese now. But he’ll probably be thinking I’m cream cheese, I hope,” she joked with a wink. 

In honor of the occasion, Parton framed the original Playboy cover next to the reimagined photo. 

The video raked in over 3.5 million views on Instagram. 

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