Vanna White, 65, says she's no sex symbol: ‘just that country girl’

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Vanna White has looked glamorous as “Wheel of Fortune” co-host for 40 years.

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Off stage at home the look is a bit more subdued.

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“On TV, I’m dressed up glamorous and so forth. But when I go home I’m in sweats and jeans and tennis shoes – but I’m still the same person on the inside,” White told Yahoo.

The fashion icon still feels like “the same person I’ve always been growing up in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.”

White doesn’t even take credit for the gorgeous gowns she dons each episode of “Wheel.”

“Through 40 yers, we have had many changes. From the big shoulder pads to skimpy dresses, I’ve worn it all,” White said. “The designers send their latest clothes every years and I wear them. So it’s really up to them. It’s their style and I’m modeling their clothes. So the pressure really isn’t on – I am who I am on TV. When I’m off TV, you’re just going to see me in jeans and no makeup.”

This fact is why she doesn’t consider herself a “sex symbol.”

I’m just so simple and comfortable and not glammed out all the time,” she said. “I feel like I’m just a country girl.”

White does however take into account watching herself age on camera each night.

“I’m not a young spring chicken anymore and, it is what it is,” she said. “I do the best I can. I eat pretty good. I exercise. I just try to stay healthy, and be the best I can at my age. That’s all you can do.”

She does have one key piece of beauty advice for getting older.

“Wear sunblock, and not only on your face and your body, but your hands,” she said. “As we get older, you can tell a woman’s age by her hands… Don’t leave them out because you’re always driving and the sun’s always on them.”

Good thinking!

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