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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.

More from The Stir: Keira Knightley’s Self-Tanning Mishap Has an Orange-Silver Lining

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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