Patricia Krentcil made headlines for her obsession with tanning and accusations she took her 6-year-old daughter to the tanning salon.
But now she's "gone pale."
In Touch magazine challenged Krentcil to give up her tanning booth sessions for one month in exchange for a photo shoot in its current issue.
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"I feel weird and pale," the 44-year-old Nutley, N.J., mom told In Touch.
Krentcil admitted her friends and family think she looks much better without her extreme tan, but she disagrees and said she'll "likely squeeze in a tan here or there" in the future.
Doctors have warned her about her excessive tanning, using the term “tanorexic.”
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“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, adding, “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.”
Krentcil pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges in May after authorities accused her of taking her 6-year-old daughter tanning, causing a severe sunburn, CBS News reported.
She has said her daughter got sunburned from being outside and playing in the back yard.