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 “Tanning Mom,” describes herself as “pale” now that she has gone one month without tanning in the sun or at a salon.
“Everyone says I look so much better less tan,” she said, noting that she's done with tanning. “I feel weird and pale.”
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 – 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.