The tannerexic mom has some serious competition!!! LOL,” the reality star wrote next to the picture, meaning the mega tan New Jersey mother who made headlines recently for allegedly bringing her 6-year-old to a tanning salon.
However, the TV star quickly admitted that the super bronzed photo showed only a temporary tan: “Relax that’s just a spray tan!!! It washed off & I’m back to my normal tan self! But how crazy does it look after being on for 8 hours!” she clarified minutes later.
Meanwhile, Patricia Krentcil, accused of causing skin burns to her six-year-old daughter by taking her into a tanning booth, has reportedly been banned from at least 63 tanning salons in the tri-state area, writes CBS News.
According to reports, some salons have taken extra precautions and have placed “wanted” posters behind their counters informing employees to keep her off the premises. “We don’t tan people like that,” manager Nicole Simon of Body Works in Garfield, NJ said.
“I haven’t tanned since all this happened,” said Krentcil, 44, who was previously hitting up a local salon 20 times a month. “I’m not banned from anything. I didn’t go. I don’t need to go.”
Krentcil pleaded not guilty a few days to a child endangerment charge. She says her daughter got sunburned outdoors. Krentcil was arrested after a school nurse asked her daughter Anna how she got a sunburn and she replied, “I go tanning with mommy.”
“I’m innocent and it’s proven… I would never – never – put my daughter in a tanning booth. We go out shopping. That’s what we do,” Krentcil told media. “Any mother that makes an accusation about me is not a mother, because I’m a great mother and I would never do that to my child.”
Meanwhile, the owner of the salon where Tanning Mom went for regular UV treatment said that there’s NO WAY he’s responsible for turning her into a walking baseball mitt as her kind of tan isn’t from a normal tanning bed, TMZ reported.
“On stage [bodybuilders] look normal because the lights are so bright, but when they come outside it looks like tree bark,” City Tropics owner Anthony Ruccatano insisted. He added that Patricia looks like she was “dipped in chocolate.”
Anthony also revealed that Patricia’s 5-year-old daughter was sitting in a car with her father the day she was allegedly burned on a tanning bed. However, the owner of the salon previously told media that the girl was in the building, just not in the tanning room.
Krentcil became pretty famous after being lampooned by Kristen Wiig on “Saturday Night Live,” ridiculed by Jimmy Kimmel and even called a “crazy bitch” by “Jersey Shore” tanning aficionado Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
Krentcil admitted that the SNL skit was “well done and “hysterical” despite Seth Meyers comparison of her face to a baseball glove. But like Krentcil, who called her critics “fat,” “ugly” and “jealous,” Wiig, as Krentcil, reminded Meyers that there are “plenty of men in New Jersey who would love to snap into this Slim Jim.”