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Tanning Mom “Pale”, “Weird” In New Photo

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Tanning mom Patricia Krentcil says she’s gone a month without tanning, and it’s taking some getting used to.

“I feel weird and pale,” she said. “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. 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.”

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Image courtesy Essex Co. Prosecutor’s office/CBS

Krentcil came under fire earlier this year when her 6-year old daughter told friends at school that her sunburn came from going to a tanning bed with her mom. And although Krentcil hasn’t been shy about voicing her pro-tanning opinions, she says she would never do that to her child, who is a redhead and very fair skinned.

“I would never. She comes into the room with me, but not the booth,” she said. “She plays with her Barbie dolls while I tan.”

Krentcil claims to be done with tanning for the most part, although she says she’ll probably hit the beds every now and then to keep a bit of color on her cheeks. She definitely looks much healthier since we first began seeing her in the news; not looking like a just-polished loafer can only be a good thing. And although she hasn’t said exactly what caused her change of heart–if a doctor’s warnings don’t do it, one would think nothing else would–it could be because of the extreme scrutiny and media attention she’s been getting, which hasn’t been very flattering. Unless you count Kristen Wiig’s impression of her on SNL. That was pretty good.

Image credit: In Touch Magazine

Tanning Mom “Pale”, “Weird” In New Photo
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  • jayne

    She looks creepy tan or pale. Just strange and looks way too old to have a 6 yr. old!

    • bribri

      thats the problem…. she is only in her 30′s…but thanks to the tanning and sun damage, she looks she’s in her 60′s

      • HM

        She’s 44….but I agree that she looks closer to 60.

  • paljusty

    She looks a whole lot better natural, but the sun damage is very evident.

  • ladonna

    your giving her too much publicity.I dont care how she looks

    • Rose

      But… she is helping bring to light a silent addiction that several others share. If they see and hear her, it might help some one else. Sounds worth the bother to me… over coming addiction of ANY kind requires great effort courange and inner fortitude and I respect her for it. How abpout ya’all

  • zelda

    She looks gorgeous.Now I can tell that she is a beautiful woman.

    • hatestans

      44? Damn. She doesn’t look a day over 65.

  • HM

    She looks great for 60! Wait….she’s HOW old????

  • Rose

    Why Honey You are Beautiful. What a Beautiful Smile. You don’t need armour of Tanned Leather. Your eyes are bright and such a pretty blue. Hope you can find your happy medium in the Savior or man, Christ Jesus.

  • hatestans

    One word. FREAK!

  • Matthew

    That was flippin’ nasty…I wouldn’t go outside if I looked like that…Ddid she really think she looked good? Disgusting!!!

  • http://facebook Matthew

    Disgusting…Did she really think she looked good?

  • kms

    I don’t understand how she thought she looked tan -she looked burnt like something left too long on the grill. She’s lucky her face didn’t stay that way-she thinks she looks pale-I thinks she looks attractive/normal

  • fufu

    ‘looks like she’s about to get down on one knee and break into a rendition of “Sonny Boy”.

  • carol h.

    If she had any idea just how bad she looked with that tan. Really ugly. And she evidently has a psychological problem. She needs therapy. If she does not die of skin cancer one day, I will be surprised.

    I have lost two friends to skin cancer over the last ten years. And a couple of more had things removed from their skin. The skin looks like tanned cow hide. And it makes you look so much older when it is too dark. There are really good products now, that tan the skin without the danger. No tan is worth a possible skin cancer and the aging of your face. Stupid woman.