'Tasteless' Dolly Parton
Jan 23, 2008, 13:30 GMT
11/22/2007 - Dolly Parton - © Janet Mayer / PR Photos
Dolly Parton is happiest dressing like "a w***e".
The legendary country singer - famed for her platinum blonde hair, cosmetically enhanced breasts and tight sequinned outfits - admits she lacks class when it comes to her wardrobe, but insists she has no plans to update her style.
The 62-year-old star said: "People know I have no taste, no style and no class. If I have any class it's all low.
"Even after I got enough money where I could afford to dress properly, what kind of fun would that be? Hell, they know I look like a w***e. No matter how much I spend or how I dress, I'm still going to look cheap."
The '9 to 5' star - who recently came 94th in a poll of the 100 Greatest Living Geniuses - believes her bubbly "cartoon character" image has been the key to her success.
She added: "A cartoon character is how I see myself and it's worked for me for 40 years. I would rather be a cartoon than a genius!"
Meanwhile, it has been announced Dolly's new album 'Backwoods Barbie' - described as her first mainstream country LP in 17 years - will be released on February 26.
The buxom songstress will kick off her 'Backwoods Barbie World Tour' on February 28.
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