Tanning mom pale: Patricia Krentcil says she's done with tanning(Read article summary)
Tanning mom pale: Patricia Krentcil, a New Jersey mom charged with child endangerment for allegedly letting her 6-year-old daughter go in a tanning booth, tells In Touch magazine that she is done with tanning.
In a new In Touch magazine interview and photo spread, Patricia Krentcil, also known as â€śTanning Mom,â€ť describes herself as Â â€śpaleâ€ť now that she has gone one month without tanning in the sun or at a salon.
â€śEveryone says I look so much better less tan,â€ť she said, noting that she's done with tanning. â€śI feel weird and pale.â€ť
The New Jersey mom made headlines in May after being charged with child endangerment for allegedly letting her 6-year-old daughter use a tanning booth â€“ while she herself was tanning. Ms. Krentcil claimed she never let her daughter in a tanning booth.
The case also created a storm of criticism over the practice of tanning as a dangerous fashion obsession. Even the bronzed New Jersey reality TV star Snooki weighed in against Krentcil for even taking her daughter into a tanning salon. New Jersey law bars anyone under 14 from using a tanning salon. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports bans against children using indoor tanning devices.Â Â
â€śI would never,â€ť Krentcil told In Touch. â€śShe comes into the room with me, but not the booth. She plays with her Barbie dolls while I tan.â€ť
During her trial, Krentcil appeared deeply tanned. A doctor once told her that she needed to stop tanning, using the term â€śtanorexic,â€ť according to In Touch.
â€śBut I didnâ€™t listen to him,â€ť Krentcil told In Touch. â€śI wanted to be dark. I like looking like I just got back from vacation.â€ť
Though sheÂ claims she is now done with tanning, she said she may â€śsqueeze a tan in here or there.â€ť
Krentcil plead not guilty in May, and here case went to the grand jury in June.