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Dolly Parton: Make-up is routine

Dolly Parton is “programmed” into her make-up routine.

The American country singer is famed for her immaculately styled make-up and big hair, and never steps out looking anything less than glamorous.

Dolly insists her extensive beauty regime doesn’t take her long because she’s so used it.

"Not long, because I'm so programmed for it,” she explained when asked how long it takes for her to get ready.

“First thing I do in the morning, after I have my breakfast and do my spiritual work, is put on my make-up and fix my hair, and I can do my make-up in 15 minutes.

“This is just who I am! It's like what I always say: I may look fake but I'm real where it counts. Ha ha ha!"

Dolly says maintaining her looks is important to her, not least to please her husband of 45 years Carl Thomas Dean. Aged 65, the star said slacking in the grooming department is not an option.

"Well, of course! I don't want to look good for everyone else and like a slouch for him!” she exclaimed in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian.

“So even if we're just driving around in our RV camper and hitting all the local fast-food joints I'll tease my hair and put it up in a little scrunchie."

Dolly normally watches her weight because of her naturally petite frame. The buxom star says her conscious eating habits go out of the window when it comes to holiday season though.

"I do have to watch it because I'm only about 5ft and you can't hold on to too much weight when you're so short," she revealed.

"So I stay on a low-carb diet pretty much through the week and eat what I want on weekends. And of course, nothing matters on Thanksgiving and Christmas! Ha ha ha!"

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