'RHONJ' Joe Gorga Looks Super Tan & Super Unhealthy on His Billboard (PHOTO)


joe gorgaIf you're going to feature a guy on a billboard for a tanning salon, it may as well be Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Gorga, amirite? Dude has a gorgeous glow. A beautiful bronze. He's like a golden ... retriever, for crissake. But Joey. Sweetie. Darling. You know you're not supposed to be fake 'n' bakin'. I know, I know, I know -- nothing can rival an actual, real tan. It clears up your skin. Makes you look at least three years younger. You appear to be well-rested. But at the end of the day, it causes cancer and wrinkles. And that's so not chic. So, here are other, safer options that still make you look dewy and lit from within.

(Worth noting: Joe's estranged sister Teresa Giudice has to pass this billboard every damn day apparently, because it's right where she lives. So there's that.)

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Kate Somerville Somer360 is hands down the best self-tanner. (Seriously, I'm waiting for the day I walk into my cubicle and find a giant box of this stuff, because I swear, I've been promoting it on my own volition for years now.) Somer360 gives an as-real-as-it-gets-without-the-sun tan, and they now have towelettes specifically for your face. I used one just the other day and my husband said to me: "You look tan." True story.

Try a spray tan. If you don't trust your own ability to tan yourself, or if you're jonesing to be in a tanning salon for whatever reason, opt for a spray tan instead. Long gone are the days of emerging a lighter shade of burnt orange. They really do look realistic now.

Bronzer. If you just want a little glow for a few hours or so, reach for the bronzer. It'll warm up your pale winter skin, and you can wash it off at the end of the day. My personal favorite? Bare Escentuals Tinted Mineral Veil.

Do you fake tan at all?


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Kay Wiermaa

WHAT? is this dumb article supposed to say - like you know.  Joe looks great!

Barb Aroneo Roach

That picture is photo shopped.  His head is on someone else's body.   He's a poor excuse of a man.

kebrowni kebrowni

Yep, I do. I live in the Pacific NW where it is cloudy and gloomy a good part of the year and, seeing as how I'm from the East Coast, it makes me a bit depressed. Tanning helps. It also helps my acne, boosts my mood and makes me look thinner. I don't go every day or multiple times a week, but every now and then isn't that bad. Sometimes I even wear sunscreen. And yes, I am fully aware of the risks.

JS0512 JS0512

Yes I do (knowing full well the risks).  Like kebrowni stated, I do it as a mood lifter (not in the summer, I let pure sunshine take care of that).  And tanning helps clear up my eczema as well. 

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