Dolly Parton’s days begin at 3, despite the fact that she sings about working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3 a.m., to be exact.
Insider recently spoke with the country music queen about her new line of Southern desserts with Duncan Hines, as well as her (very early) daily ritual.
“I don’t need a whole lot of sleep,” Parton said. “I go to bed pretty early, but even if I’ve been up late — it’s just kind of like a little clock inside of me that says ‘it’s 3 o’clock!'”
“I do some of my best work there, but I get enough sleep,” she added. “I don’t require as much sleep as a lot of other people do, that’s kind of a Parton family trait.”
Parton’s late father, Robert Lee Parton, was also an early riser, according to her.
“I’m like my daddy,” she said. “He was always up early, even if he had to go to bed late.”
Parton claimed she doesn’t have any huge skin-care secrets for looking refreshed, despite the fact that she is an early riser.
“I don’t do any big rituals with my skin or anything, and I don’t think you have to pay a ton of money to have good products,” Parton said. “Most of the products that cost less are just as good, and sometimes better than the ones that cost a fortune.”
“I don’t buy for fame,” she continued. “I just buy the ones that work for me.”
Parton, who turned 76 in January, also attributes her flawless skin to the fact that she never sunbathing when she was younger.
“I never got out in the sun,” she said. “I don’t have a lot of the same problems that women my age do ’cause I never baked myself in the sun. I would’ve if I’d been able to tan but I couldn’t, so now I’m glad!”