Mom Hooked on Tanning Has These Scorched Celebrities in Her Court (PHOTOS)


Did you hear about the tanning addicted mom from New Jersey who was accused of putting her 5-year-old into a tanning booth? The poor little girl raised plenty of eyebrows when she told friends at school that she was sunburned from going tanning with her mom. The woman in question, Patricia Krentcil, is denying the accusations, of course. But regardless of whether she did put her daughter in harm's way or not, I can't help but wonder if she's bothered to look in a mirror to see just how ridiculous she looks.

I can't decide whether she more closely resembles an Oompa-Loompa, a piece of beef jerky, or an Egyptian mummy -- but she definitely has a serious addiction to ultraviolet rays.

And she's not the only one.

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Plenty of celebrities have fallen into the trap of overdoing it in tanning beds or going way too heavy on the spray tans, all in an effort to appear more beautiful. Generally speaking, having a little color and a bit of a healthy glow does make you more attractive. But turning your skin a funny shade of orange to the point that you don't even look human is anything but sexy. In fact, it's downright ugly.

Take a look at these photos of 5 famous ladies who have serious bronzing issues. Wouldn't they look better in their natural color?


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Stacey. Stacey.

I can't decide whether she more closely resembles an oompa-loompa, a piece of beef jerky, or an Egyptian mummy -- but she definitely has a serious addiction to ultraviolet rays.

If she was obese would you say I cant decide whether she resembles a whale, jabba the hut, or a tub of lard? Most likely not, at least not publicly. This lady has a problem and needs help, just like people with eating disorders or drug addictions. At the end of the day, I think this lady loves her daughter and just needs help. Just like a fat mom who gives her kid cookies.

nonmember avatar ugh

Everyone you listed has perfectly normal tans, except Snooki, and that's because she's Argentinian and has natural dark skin.

the4m... the4mutts

A fat mom who gives her kid too many cookies, and makes the kid fat doesn't just need help, she needs a wakeup call.

Chances are the beef jerky mom, and the whale mom, BOTH know exactly how they look, and feel, and are aware of the dangers to their health.

So why subject an innocent child to the same?

Fat people don't like being fat! So they let their kids get fat? No. They should make sure their kids don't suffer the way they have.

Its called good parenting.

I smoke. Should I let my kids smoke, or smoke in the house with them, or blow it in their faces because I have an addiction? NO!

I know its unhealthy, and under NO circumstances would I subject my children to 2nd hand smoke, or let them smoke.

*btw I don't have an addiction, I am a social smoker. Big difference*

nonmember avatar blh

Stacey there is a world if difference between giving your kid a cookie and putting your child in a tanning bed. I'm sick of people blaming thier stupidity on "addiction".

Stacey. Stacey.

BLH- in excess there is no difference. Hell, even giving a child 1 cookie, or letting them tan one time there is no "world of difference". Have your children ever gone out into the sun w/o sunscreen? Do you reapply it every 2 hours even when you're just out running errands? If not, you have no right to judge someone who allegedly let their child into a tanning booth for a few minutes.

4mutts, point I was making is if this lady had another problem, like anorexia or obesity, people would be saying she needs help not making her a punch line for jokes, especially since it has spilled over into her child's life. I dont find humor in berating and bullying people that make mistakes, as we all do.

Kelsey Fulton

ok theres a huge difference between celebs having a decent tan and a woman who looks like a burnt crispy piece of crap lmao

nonmember avatar Holly

I guess the oompa-Loompa wins. My 5 year old daughter asked if this lady fell in the chocolate river in Willy Wonkas factory!!

Stacey Mehaffey Rawlings

You forgot George Hamilton. Granted he's not really so relevant anymore, but he is still obessessed with being sunbaked.

Batz Taylor

lmao Holly! I have never understood the whole tanning thing. My sister used to go 4 times a week until she ended up with a melanoma on her tush... yeah, my sister survived butt cancer... her doc said it was most likely due to excessive tanning. I understand wanting to look "healthier" but at what cost?

Sabrina Hensley Ruiz

she is a few bricks short of a full load thats for shure ,in my opinion people look there best in there natural state ,embracing your true self needs no tan.

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