LOS ANGELES — Miley Cyrus may have garnered a host of headlines for her cutout ensemble at the MuchMusic Video Awards last month, but Dolly Parton has nothing but praise for the teen sensation.
"If you think I'm going to sit here and pass judgment on Miley, you're wrong," Parton told Access Hollywood earlier this week when asked about Cyrus' outfit from the event. "I think she's beautiful. I love her. She's trying to grow up, you know, I remember when I was horny and young."
"When you were what?" Access asked.
"Horny and young," Parton repeated. "I'm still horny!"
Parton admitted she had previously seen the photos of Cyrus and she appreciates that the 17-year-old is growing up.
"I love her. I've seen them all. I think she's beautiful," Parton said during an interview to promote her Hallmark Channel special, "25 Years of Dollywood." "She's got the legs that go forever. It'll take people a while to get over her being 'Hannah Montana.' The girl's talented. The girl's beautiful and, you know, it's shocking just like [she's] your own daughter. Everybody looks at her like [she's] your own kid ... I'm not passing judgment. So, we can just leave that at that."
Parton went on to suggest the uproar over Cyrus' changing looks and increasingly adventurous stage performances is overblown.