Tanning Mom Used to Be a Hot Bikini Model Before She Ruined Her Skin

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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!

But back to Tanning Mom. There's no doubt that TM looks older than your average 44-year-old. But there are other factors besides the sun involved how one ages. Hollywood is filled with spectacular-looking women in their 50s, who likely wouldn't have used SPFs during tanning sessions in their teens.

Genes can definitely play a role in how one ages. I'd love to see what TM's parents look like. Well, actually I wouldn't LOVE to. But for the sake of research, it would be interesting. Additionally, TM has five kids. Hold up, ladies! I'm not saying every mother with a lot of kids ages faster -- but c'mon. That's a lot of stress, and stress ages you. A host of other things are bad for your skin: Smoking, drinking, not sleeping enough, a bad diet.

Still, there is no doubt that if you want to keep your skin as smooth as possible into your older years, sunscreen is a must.

Do you always use sunscreen?

Image via Pacific Coast News

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nonmember avatar HS

Those pics are not her. Sure the face is her's but not the bodies. The one on the bottom, her head is too big for the body and not to mention the shades lighter face.

bills... billsfan1104

I saw her model picture. She fucked herself. My former coworker tans like her. I wonder how her husband is attracted to that.

tinyp... tinypossum

Pass me the SPF 70. TM and I are the same age. She looks at least 30 years older than me. I'll keep being pasty and protected, thankyouverymuch. 

mbnic... mbnich0269

So what happened to her teeth??!

Ari. Ari.

Is that Chelsea Handler?

Stacey. Stacey.

Leave this lady alone already. She clearly has BDD. If she had bulimia we wouldnt say "oh, look how great she looked before she started puking". This is childish. Clearly, something happened in her life from then to now that she uses tanning as a way to make herself happy. We all have vices, some of us smoke and drink and damage the inside of our bodies, which is no better than tanning and damaging the outside. We all have ways we deal with life, get over it.

Irish... IrishQuinn

I agree with Stacey! Well said...

femal... femaleMIKE

yeah, im with stacey.  I don't even believe she put her daughter on the tanning bed. 

Torra... TorranceMom

Heck yeah! My kids and I never leave the house without sunscreen.

Jamie Lynn Jackson

My moisturizer has at least a little bit of sunscreen. I work outside a TON so i try to make sure I have some sort of sunscreen on myself. Even with sunscreen I do have a healthy tan - but i darken even if I wore SPF 1000 but at least Im still protected.

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