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

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

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Lauren Jo Black

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October 31, 2021

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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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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.