Patricia Krenctil, the "Tanning Mom," who is accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into the tanning booth with her, has become an object of public ridicule for her "extreme tan." Krentcil obviously thinks she looks good, but most people have dubbed her a "freak."
This isn't the first time a woman has done something in the name of beauty (sometimes with risk to her health), that made America turn ugly on her. There are human Barbies, human vampires, and lots of plastic surgery. But if these women truly feel beautiful -- who are we to judge? It's just a shame that they weren't happy with their looks in the first place -- as they were all pretty darn, well, pretty.
Take a look at these extreme beauties, below.
Maria Jose Cristerna, a 35-year-old mother of four and a trained lawyer, is Mexico's "Vampire Woman." Cristerna is tattooed from head to toe, has titanium "horn" implants, dental "fangs," and multiple facial piercings. Cristerna has no regrets and says her look is all about self-empowerment. She has said her extreme body art has helped her "free" herself from an abusive past.