This “Tanorexic” action figure, made by toy company Herobuilders.com, turned out to be their hottest selling item of 2012. No surprise there. Because of legal reasons, they couldn’t make the doll in the exact likeness of Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, but, we get it. All she needs is a bow. I have to get it off my chest: I’m really disappointed that my birthday AND Christmas passed and I DID NOT receive this as a gift. Come on, people! It was only $29.95. Does nobody love me? Does nobody know me? It’s not too late. [NY Daily News]
Some very important news in the world of tan-ness: Patricia Krentcil, better known as Tanning Mom, has announced that she will STOP tanning. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Tanning Mom said that she wants the chance to “rehabilitate her image by staying out of the sun (real and artificial) for an entire month.” While Tanning Mom acknowledges that “nothing is forever,” she knows that she is “sick of talking about tanning.” NOOO! I mean, I’m happy for her potentially pre-cancerous skin, but I want her to keep talking about tanning. I was just starting to understand her and now she’s gone. Sadz. I think she’ll need a hobby while she’s on her tanning hiatus. Something to keep her busy (and me occupied). Some ideas for Tanning Mom after the jump. Keep reading »
The Internet is buzzing with some astonishing news! Patricia Krentcil, otherwise known as Tanning Mom, used to be HOT. Yes, we all know she is sizzling hot from her five-times-a-week tanning sessions. No, I mean she used to be a babe. Some old photos of Tanning Mom have surfaced, and apparently TM was a bikini model. She also has a porcelain, fresh-faced complexion. No word how old she is in the pics, but I’d say in her 20s. Krentcil is now 44, but appears a lot older, probably as a result of all that tanning.
If you don’t believe that the sun can destroy your skin, take a look at this guy. It appears the left side of his face is melting. However, it’s because he was a truck driver for 28 years. The left side of his face was constantly exposed to the sun because of the window, but his right face remained in shadow. So one side of his face looks to be in its 60s, the other in its 80s! Read more …
Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil has become one of the lucky few to score her own doll, but I kind of think they did a sloppy job. The doll’s tan looks accurate enough, but what’s with the navy pantsuit? It hides, not emphasizes her bronzed glow. The Tanning Mom I know and love would never approve. [Photo: INFDaily]
We get that having a tan can feel good, but most of us don’t understand Tanning Mom’s desire to obtain that leathery shade of brown. And then there are others for whom Patricia Krentcil is a tanning icon. Trish Paytas — you might remember her from an episode of “My Strange Addiction” – doesn’t get why everyone is attacking Tanning Mom. “I don’t know why people were making such a fuss — [Tanning Mom's] a beautiful color. Her tan would look great on me,” said the 24-year-old lingerie model who spends about $40,000 a year to get her skin that color. We beg to differ.
We suspect Trish is suffering from tanorexia, but she doesn’t agree. “I’m not addicted. I could stop any time. But I feel so much better and confident when I’m tanned,” she explained. You can’t argue with denial. But you can argue with her styling choices. In particular, I’m not getting the white makeup. Click through to see more of the tannest human beings we’ve ever seen. Warning: You may have the sudden urge to run out and buy SPF 80. Perfectly normal. [The Sun UK]
For the last two weeks we’ve been trying to wrap our heads around the many things we didn’t get about Patricia Krentcil (aka Tanning Mom). In the process, we’ve grown a wee bit fond of her. Amelia and I were talking today, and while we still don’t understand exactly how she achieved her mysterious shade of tan, there are a few things about tanning mom that can understand. For starters, everyone does feel better when they have a tan. You can’t argue with that. More after the jump. Keep reading »