On January 19, 2021, she turned 75 years old, but the magazine is no longer in publication. So, she took matters in her own hand and did her own photoshoot…all for her husband Carl’s birthday!
“Hey! Today is July 20th, it’s my husband Carl’s birthday. And you’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this. Well, it’s for my husband’s birthday!” she said in a video posted to her social media accounts.
She wore a very similar outfit from her original cover and hoped her husband of 55 years liked what he saw!
In January 2022, Parton did a Zoom interview with Access’ Kit Hoover about her upcoming collaboration with Duncan Hines with a line of cake mixes and frostings. Obviously they spoke about the cake mixes, but Kit was DYING to know how Carl Dean reacted to the bunny suit!
Dolly said, “Well, he did about have a heart attack. But he got a big kick out of it, ‘cuz I totally surprised him with that. ‘Cuz he was in the kitchen den, so I got dressed and I came through the door with his cake. Here I am in my Playboy suit…I thought, well I’m gonna do this and I’m gonna surprise him. So I kinda spent the mornin’ with him cookin’ and movin’ around in my little bunny suit, and he loved it.”
Watch her interview below.