Dolly Parton Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Dolly Parton has officially completed the ice bucket challenge, offering up one of the best of the many videos spawned by the social media dare.
Numerous people have called out the country music queen to complete the challenge, but Parton specifically says that Kenny Rogers‘ dare prompted her to complete it.
“Kenny said, ‘You’ll never do it with your false hair, your false eyelashes and your false nails,’” she says. “Kenny, you’d be surprised at what all I do with my falses … for a good cause and a good laugh.”
Accompanied by her nieces Hannah and Rebecca, who seemed more than happy to help dump buckets of frigid water on their aunt, Parton makes sure to remove all her valuables before taking the challenge — but not her shoes.
“Oh, my shoes are plastic,” she says, “but then again, so is the rest of me.”
Parton didn’t pass the challenge on to anyone else, instead “challeng[ing] everybody to make a generous donation like I did.” She did, however, have some parting words for Rogers.
“Yes, I have on a bra,” she says. “Kenny, you have to pay extra for the wet t-shirt contest!”
Watch additional ice bucket challenge videos here, here, here, here and here. Through Aug. 27, the challenge has raised over $94 million for the ALS Association, compared to just under $3 million during the same time period last year.