Patricia Krentcil, whose deep-bronze complexion earned her the nickname “Tan Mom,” became a household name in 2012 after news about her extreme addiction broke all over the internet.
The New Jersey mom was addicted to tanning and caused a lot of controversy when the media reported that her 5-year-old daughter showed up to school with burns all over her body.
It was later revealed that she had the little girl join her on a tanning session despite the fact that New Jersey has a ban on children under 14 using tanning beds.
Tan Mom was subsequently arrested but the jury eventually found her not guilty because there wasn’t enough evidence to support the charges against her.
Over the last 5 years, Patricia gave up tanning after an intervention by her family. She managed to keep her fame alive by engaging in various projects. She dabbled in some music, made a cameo in an adult movie and promoted a skincare book.
See what she looks like today on the next page