Dolly Parton Reveals Her Drag Name, Tips for Drag Queens to Get Her ‘Bust Size Just Right’

Dolly Parton has been a long-time supporter of (and an icon for) the gay community. In honor of pride month, let’s take a look at an interview the “Jolene” singer did back in 2014 about her LGBTQ fans. In the interview, she reveals her drag name, and it’s perfect.

Dolly Parton is photographed in front of a black background with rainbow lights. She's in a yellow dress and holding a white microphone.
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Dolly Parton lost a Dolly Parton look-alike contest in Santa Monica, CA

Parton has always gotten a big kick out of Dolly Parton look-alike contests. One time, she entered one for the fun of it. She lost.

“I entered one of the Dolly look-alike contests down on Santa Monica at one of the gay clubs down there – I lived right up the street – so I just kind of over exaggerated myself and went and joined the party and walked across the stage,” she told Pride Source. “I got less applause than anybody. It’s pretty bad when I lose a Dolly Parton look-alike contest!”

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Parton loves watching Dolly-inspired drag queens, even though they make her feel incredibly short.

“Most of the drag queens are about six feet tall already … and then they put on those high heels!” she said. “I ain’t big as a minute, so I always think, what I’ve learned about myself is, I’m not tall. I’m definitely even shorter than I knew I was!”

“But actually, I am very honored when the drag queens all do their thing because I think it’s a big compliment,” she adds. “I get a big kick out of some of them. Some of them are really good! Some of them are … comical.”

Please welcome to the stage… P. Titty!

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The “9 to 5” singer was prompted for tips “for drag queens who want to get your bust size just right.”

“Oh heavens … I’m so little is why my boobs look so big,” she said. “But (drag queens) are already big! They’re gonna need to really do some paddin’! I’m larger than life, so just get them boobs the way that they fit into proportion to your body. Put it out there, whatever your imagination is of me.”

The Queen of Country also shared her would-be drag name.

“P. Titty … like P. Diddy!” she said.

Why Dolly Parton has so many gay fans, according to the Queen of Country herself

Parton’s interviewer, Chris Azzopardi, asked her, “Why do gay people identify and empathize with you?”

“Did you say empathize or sympathize?” she laughed. “I think there’s some of both! Actually, I’ve been around so long people just kind of feel like they know me. They’ve seen me enough. I’m more like a favorite aunt or an older sister or somethin’, so I just think people know so much about me they just feel like I’m part of them. I hope that’s what they think. That’s what it seems like!”

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Additionally, Parton is familiar with the feeling of growing up different.

“I’ve always felt that’s one of the things that’s drawn my gay fans to me,” she said. “They do know that I do feel different, and all of my life I will be different. I always have been. But I enjoy and appreciate and respect that difference in myself just like I do in other people. God made me the way that I am and it’s my business to be true to that.”