Dolly Parton receives honourary PhD

The country star jokes about her breast size

Dolly Parton receives honourary PhD
Dolly Parton received an honourary PhD from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this morning (May 8).

The country superstar was awarded the degree at a graduation ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences.

"Just think, I am Dr. Dolly!" said the buxom singer, adding, "so when people say something about 'Double-D,' they will be thinking of something entirely different."

The audience of just over 1,000 new graduates gave Parton a standing ovation, reports the Associated Press.

Parton has long been an advocate of education, and she funds a foundation called Imagination Library, which donates books to children before they begin school.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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