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 »
H&M made Tanning Mom so proud with their new swimwear ad, which features model Isabeli Fontana flaunting skin the color of coffee beans. The Swedish fast-fashion retailer was forced to apologize Thursday after the campaign in question left doctors, critics, and cancer groups roaring with outrage. The photos are clearly altered — though Fontana, who is of Brazilian descent, is naturally bronzed, the skin tone she’s been given is closer to that of an African-American. It seems like the change was meant to highlight the contrast between the complexion and the brightly-hued bathing suits, but if that’s the case, why wouldn’t they just use a black model? Keep reading »
We can’t hide it. We won’t deny it. We are fascinated, strangely fascinated, with Tanning Mom, the New Jersey mother who was arrested for child endangerment for allegedly taking her her five-year-old to the tanning salon. We frankly aren’t sure if she suffers from body dysmorphia of some sort (likely) or she’s just an elaborate ruse a la fellow tanning aficianado Courtney Stodden.
But either way, Patricia Krentcil leaves us with a lot of questions. Keep reading »
“That bitch is crazy … you are not supposed to take kids there. Everyone knows you are NOT supposed to take kids there.”
– Our “Jersey Shore” girl Snooki has harsh words for fellow tanning addict Patricia Krentcil. If Snooki is pulling your card, well, you know it’s bad. [Extra]
Yesterday we were gobsmacked by/fascinated with Tanning Mom, aka Patricia Krentcil, the New Jersey mama bear who got arrested for allegedly putting her five-year-old in a tanning bed. Tanning Mom got arrested for child endangerment after her fair-skinned, redheaded little girl went to school with a bad sunburn and told teachers she “went tanning with mommy.” We’re fairly certain Tanning Mom and her leathery brown skin will be on an episode of “My Strange Addiction” faster than you can say SPF 45. (Hopefully she’ll get professional help, too.) But in the meantime, we’ll content ourselves with comedienne Giulia Rozzi’s take on Snooki-on-steroids. [YouTube]
Nutley, New Jersey, mother Patricia Krentcil really likes tanning. That’s obvious when you look at her oranged-up skin and bleached hair. But police officials in Nutley believe that Krentcil likes tanning so much that she brought her five-year-old daughter into the tanning booth with her, giving the child serious burns.
Krentcil’s daughter Anna, who is fair-skinned and red-headed, came to school with serious burns. After the school nurse questioned the girl, she revealed that she had been “tanning with mommy.” Krentcil said her daughter came to the salon with her, but didn’t go into the booth. Keep reading »