Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil earned her stripes as a “celebrity” in a media scandal, when she was accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter to the tanning salon with her. She denied those claims and, by the looks of things, she might try to kick her tanning habit as well.
magazine spoke to Patricia and presented her with a challenge – to try and stop tanning for an entire month.
In turn, they offered her a spread and room to share her impressions after the month was over.
The photo attached is of Krentcil without tan, after avoiding the sunbed for a month (but she did apply some self-tanner every once in a while, which explains why she's still a shade of orange).
“I feel weird and pale,” Tanning Mom admits for the publication.
As she should, come to think of it. After the scandal put her on the first page of all the newspapers, older photos of her in high school confirmed that her tanning habit started when she was really young.
At the time she became (in)famous
, she was no longer orange: she'd turned brown altogether.
“I’ve had moments where I’ve felt like, "I need to be tan." And I did all the spray tans and lotions and creams, too – anything to get dark,” she tells InTouch of the unlikely experience she'd been through.
“Once a doctor told me to stop tanning. But I didn’t listen to him. I wanted to be dark. I like looking like I just got back from vacation,” Krentcil goes on to say.
Even though she's aware the only vacation she can return from looking the way she usually does would have to be on the Sun, Krentcil proudly claims she was “born to be tan.”
However, for the time being, she is pretty much “done.” “I might squeeze one in here or there,” she adds as an afterthought.
As noted above, Tanning Mom became internationally known for allegedly making her 5-year-old daughter get on a sunbed as well, causing her serious burns.
She never stopped denying the claims. Her daughter also took part in the InTouch spread.