In Touch magazine published a story this week featuring a paler, but not too much paler, Patricia Krencil (a.k.a. the tanorexic mom,) who claims she’d sworn off tanning. (photo below)
She still uses Jergens self-tanner, and it’s doubtful that she will stay away from UV light for long. Apparently she was just accepting a challenge from the magazine to stay away from tannings for a full 30 days. She was reportedly banned from all the tanning salons in her area when her controversy hit the news months ago, so maybe she didn’t have much of a choice.
She claims she’s not addicted, but she feels like she “needs” to tan at times, and in her untanned state feels “weird and pale.” She says the thing she misses the most about tanning is “those first few minutes. Getting into the warm tanning bed.” When the mag asked if she worried about the premature aging that tanning can cause, she replied that she didn’t feel that had happened to her, that she was 40, and felt she looks that age.
Yep, Patricia is definitely hittin’ a tanning bed as soon as she cashes her In Touch check. She claims she’s “done” in one sentence, then says that “nothing is forever,” and she’ll probably occasionally pop back in a tanning bed. Mostly, she’s just sick of talking about tanning.