Watch: Dolly Parton Recreates Her 1978 ‘Playboy’ Cover In Honor of Husband’s Birthday

“He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years,” she shared.


Lauren Jo Black

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July 21, 2021

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Dolly Parton Recreates Playboy Cover

Dolly Parton is celebrating her husband’s birthday with a throwback to her 1978 Playboy cover.

The international superstar took to social media to reveal that she recreated the iconic look for a new photo shoot for Carl Dean’s birthday. 

“You’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this. Well, it’s for my husband’s birthday,” she began, while sporting bunny ears, a black strapless top, black gloves and a pink and white bowtie. “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.”

“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.”


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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. 

The video concluded with Parton unveiling the new cover for Dean, which was framed next to the original 1978 Playboy cover. 

Dolly Parton Recreates Her 1978 Playboy Cover in Honor of Husband Carl Dean’s Birthday

She originally shared her plan to cover Playboy once again during an interview with 60 Minutes Australia

“I don’t plan to retire. I just turned 74 and I plan to be on the cover of Playboy Magazine again,” she shared in March of 2020. “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.”

When asked if she would like to create her original cover, which was released in October 1978, Parton said, “Maybe!”

“I could probably use it,” she said of the original outfit, adding, “Boobs are still the same.”

Dolly Parton wed Carl Dean in May of 1966. More on their love story can be found HERE.

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