Dolly Parton hopes she “shines from the inside”.
The 68-year-old music legend is known for having undergone numerous cosmetic surgery procedures.
But although physical beauty is important to her, Dolly is most concerned with maintaining a positive way of being.
“I don’t know about my beauty, I’ve spent a lot of money on that,” she laughed to Entertainment Tonight. “I'm not a natural beauty... make up, BOTOX, collagen, and other nips and tucks or whatever, but I have a good attitude. I'd like to think I shine from the inside."
Dolly is fuelled by others, as she finds humanity to be a constant source of inspiration.
“I just love life, I love people, I love to write, that’s my gift, I love to sing,” she explained.
Dolly has been active in the entertainment industry since 1955 and she’s churned out classic songs like I Will Always Love You, which was later reprised by late singer Whitney Houston to great acclaim.
The country musician has an estimated net worth of $500 million and she sees no end to what can be accomplished in the remaining years of her life.
“I always say my songs are like my children and I expect them so support me when I’m old. And some of them just might!” she smiled.
“The only thing that would ever stop me would be if my health failed or if my husband was sick or needed me, then that would be the only thing that would slow me down, so I’m hoping I can do this all my life.”