In a little over a week, ‘Tanning Mom’, Patricia Krentcil, has become media sensation after she allegedly allowed her five-year-old daughter to enter a stand-up tanning booth.
But the endless coverage of her life in recent days, may come at the heftiest price of all: She may find it increasingly hard to get her beloved tanning sessions from now on.
Krentcil has reportedly been banned from at least 63 tanning salons in the tri-state area, with the New York Post claiming that tanning owners are going to extreme lengths to keep her away.
They write that 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 told the paper.
Meanwhile in other ‘Tanning Mom’ developments, the owner of City Tropics, where the alleged incident with Krentcil’s daughter took place, insists that her tan is not a result of visiting his salon.
Anthony Ruccatano tells TMZ, Patricia Krentcil’s extremely dark tan is more likely from a special sponge-on tan used by bodybuilders — and it was NOT provided by City Tropics.
Anthony claims, “On stage [bodybuilders] look normal because the lights are so bright, but when they come outside it looks like tree bark.” He adds, Patricia looks like she was “dipped in chocolate.”
Anthony says Patricia paid $99 a month for unlimited tanning treatments at his facility — tanning approximately 20-25 times a month.
Anthony also tells us, Patricia’s 5-year-old daughter never even entered the building the day she was allegedly burned on a tanning bed — but he previously told other media outlets the girl was in the building, just not in the tanning room.
Krentcil is scheduled to make her next court appearance on Friday. The state’s child welfare agency is monitoring the family.