Patricia Krentcil from New Jersey became best known as "tanning mom" after she was accused of bringing her fair skinned, red-headed daughter Anna into a tanning booth with her. Now the once overly-tanned mother is sporting a pale, more natural look after taking a "dare" from "In Touch" magazine.
Due to the appearance of her complexion, it seemed that overly-bronzed Jersey mother had an addiction to tanning, so "In Touch" magazine wanted to do a photo shoot with the 44-year-old -- but only if she didn't tan for a month.
(Click here to see the "In Touch" picture of "tanning mom" without a tan)
The photo shoot took place on July 19, the magazine reported. After not going to the tanning salon for weeks she said she felt "weird and pale" and admitted it wasn't easy.
"I've had moments where I've felt like, 'I need to be tan.' And I did all the spray tans and lotions and creams, too - anything to get dark," Krentcil told the magazine.
"Once a doctor told me to stop tanning. But I didn't listen to him. I wanted to be dark. I like looking like I just got back from vacation."
It had been rumored that Krentcil allowed her daughter in a tanning when school officials noticed burns on the elementary school child. The school workers reportedly asked the child where she received to burns to which she replied that she had gone tanning with her mother.
Reporters and the rest of the country were shocked when they first laid eyes on Krentcil's dark and leathery her skin. Despite her shocking appearance, "tanning mom," as she was dubbed, claimed she was innocent.
"I would never. She comes into the room with me, but not the booth," she said about her 6 year old to "In Touch" magazine. "She plays with her Barbie dolls while I tan."
Though Krentcil told the magazine that she was pretty much done with tanning she added she likes to "squeeze a tan in here or there."
Lastly she wanted everyone to know "I am sick of talking about tanning!"