Dolly Parton is doing well after suffering minor injuries in a car crash Oct. 21, and is resting at home. "I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good," she tweeted. "Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now!"
At 67, Dolly looks fantastic, thanks to a portion-controlled, low-carb diet. Parton is not a fan of exercise, and maintains her size-zero physique primarily through eating small portions.
"I try to stay on my low-carb diet during the week, and then when I know I have a day off, I say, 'Make me a pan of corn bread,' " Dolly told Parade.
I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.”
Parton, who is doing well after a minor car crash on Oct. 21, loves to cook country food. "Chicken and dumplings [is my specialty]," she said. "It’s all country cooking. I’ll bring my grits when I travel because I get so hungry on the road."
When I’m home, I spend Sunday with my husband. If we’re not cooking, we travel around in our camper, stop at fast-food restaurants, and picnic. We love that stuff that will harden your arteries in a hurry.
Dolly recently appeared on Queen's Latifah's talk show, where she performed a rap that included shout-outs to Miley Cyrus, Honey Boo Boo, and the cast of "Duck Dynasty."
Parton wowed fans with the good-natured rap, but her jaw-dropping figure is what really raised eyebrows. At 67, Dolly doesn't have an ounce of fat on her voluptuous but petite body. Her 40-DD curves are accentuated by her tiny waist.
Despite widespread speculation about her figure (including rumors that she underwent weight-loss surgery and had cancer), Dolly doesn't diet or work out rigorously.
I’m up [a few pounds] and I’m down, but I don’t have any tips for anybody. It’s a b*tch any way you look at it: You either starve or you get fat. I’m very short, so I just have to watch my weight because I have a big appetite. You need a good push-up bra – and wear clothes that make you look good."
While Parton isn't fussy about diet or exercise, she openly admits to having had plastic surgery, including breast implants, liposuction, eye surgery, a chin job, as well as Botox and other fillers to achieve her wrinkle-free complexion.
"People say I look so happy and I say, 'Well, that’s Botox!' she said. "I joke that if I see something sagging, dragging, or bagging, I'm gonna get it sucked, tucked, or plucked."
The buxom blonde is also open about an impressive collection of platinum-blonde wigs. "I put one on every day for some reason or another, so I must have at least 365," she said. "I don’t wear wigs when I’m home."
Parton's happy-go-lucky personality belies the tragedies she has weathered, including her impoverished childhood alongside 11 siblings and the death of her parents in 2000 and 2003.
"Folks think with sunny people that you’re always happy. I’m not," she said. "Songwriters have to be in touch with their emotions. You can’t live on the surface because you can’t harden your heart."
Meanwhile, Parton has defended her goddaughter Miley Cyrus' exhibitionist behavior, attributing it to her youthful desire to experiment and express herself.
“I’ve loved her through the years and watched her grow up, and I’ve seen how smart she is and how talented she is," Dolly told the Evening Standard. “I don’t think people really realise yet what a great singer and writer she really is.
“It’s not easy being young. It’s hard to know what to do. You’ve almost got to sacrifice your damn soul just to get anything done.”