One sign that Patricia Krentcil (better known as Tanning Mom) has really made it? SNL spoofed her last weekend and Kim Kardashian tweeted about her this past weekend. And in case you've been living under a rock, the New Jersey mom is catching a lot of flak for 1) taking her 5-year-old to a tanning booth and 2) being the most tan person in the world. (Krentcil is perhaps the tannest person we've seen since the crispy next door neighbor Magda in "There's Something About Mary.") So while Tanning Mom is indeed too tan, what about all the celebrities who should cool it with the dangerously dark tans? We can think of a few.
Fortunately America's obsession with being tan has tempered a little, thanks to a heightened awareness of skin cancer and premature aging. Check out our gallery of too-tan celebrities (past and present) -- hopefully this will inspire others to ease up on excessive sun. Meanwhile: We're reapplying SPF as we write this.
What are your thoughts on tanning -- are you pro or con?
In related news, here are some expert tips on how to get a perfect spray tan at home.