'Tanning mom' shows off scruffy feet as she poses for photos outside her home (until her teenage daughter drags her inside)
22:39 GMT, 16 May 2012
Perhaps Patricia Krentcil should spend less time in the tanning salon and more time getting a pedicure.
The New Jersey woman dubbed 'tanning mom' for allegedly taking her five-year-old daughter to a tanning salon showed off a pair of decidedly unkempt feet today as she posed for photographers outside her Nutley home.
Clearly thinking she looked a million dollars, the leathery 44-year-old posed provocatively wearing a skin-tight orange bandage skirt and a fitted white cardigan that revealed her midriff.
Smile: Tanning Mom is still enjoying her time in the limelight, posing in a tight orange skirt and white cardigan
But her feet looked anything but glamorous, with her toes haphazardly polished and crammed into scruffy white sandals that look like they were falling apart.
Krentcil was carrying a Monster Energy Drink as she told reporters that she was tired and had not been sleeping.
She then proceeded to pose for the cameras before her teenage daughter eventually forced her to back inside and stop talking to the press.
Since accusations surfaced that she had taken her fair-skinned, red-haired daughter to a tanning booth – leaving her severely burned – Krentcil has enjoyed her time in the limelight.
And amazingly she's managing to maintain her dark complexion despite being banned from a string of tanning salons near her home.
Scruffy: Tanning mom's feet looked in need of a pedicure on Wednesday with one of her toes absent of polish entirely and rough heels, accentuated by her broken sandals
According to reports, eight Planet Sun Tanning Salon locations have posted pictures of the tanning mom in their salons so staff can recognise her and kick her out.
The salon where she is alleged to have taken her young daughter – City Tropics Tanning – is set to be inspected by the New Jersey Department of Health in the near future.
The leathery mom made her first appearance on the Today Show, where she sported a shockingly dark tan and claimed: 'This whole thing has been blown out of proportion.'
Days later, she was seen watering her garden in a skimpy out – making obscene signs at the waiting press and attempting to douse them with water.
Tummy: Krentcil , posing for photographers, shows off her tanned stomach, which almost matches the orange skirt she was wearing
Leathery: Patricia Krentcil, who has been banned from New Jersey tanning salons, shows off her belly as she strikes a pose for photographers on Wednesday
She popped her head through her home's window to sneer at those below and stopped to chat during a shopping trip in Target.
And, in a sign she has really caught the nation's attention, she was the subject of a Saturday Night Live sketch last weekend and played by actress Kristen Wiig.
Wiig plastered herself in fake tan and was wearing a tight leather jacket and white flowery headpiece to mimic the New Jersey woman's look.
Smoke billowing around her, she said: 'Sorry about all the smoke. I just came from the tanning salon.'
The faux Krentcil said that tanning should only be done by 'responsible adults'. 'Because you may not know this, some people over tan,' she said to laughs from the audience.
The sketch went on to highlight the real-life Krentcil's comments that people who judge her for her tanning are fat, ugly and jealous.
Angry: Krentcil's teenage daughter eventually forced her to back inside and stop talking to the press
The housewife appears to favor Monster Energy Drink, which she had in one hand and her overstuffed purse in the other
Wiig said: 'I can't blame them for being jealous. I am alluring in a way they'll never be. Trust me, there are plenty of men in New Jersey who would love to snap into this Slim Jim.'
Krentcil told the New York Post she watched the three-minute comedy sketch and found it 'hysterical'. 'It was well done,' she said.
The nation's obsession with Tanning Mom began when Krentcil's five-year-old daughter's teacher called authorities after she noticed the girl had painful burns when she arrived at school.
But Krentcil told The Today Show: 'I'm not going to bring my little daughter into a 90 degree bed, I mean, that's not normal.'
Krentcil said that while she did take her daughter Anna to the tanning salon, the little girl never got in the booth and was only there waiting for her mother to finish her session.
She instead argued that Anna got her sunburn from playing in the yard and not breaking the law. Doctors say tanning booths, which emit UV radiation, are known carcinogens.
Court: Patricia Krentcil appeared at her arraignment on May 2 charged with child endangerment for allegedly taking her 5-year-old daughter tanning
Krentcil's daughter apparently received enough of the radiation to burn her skin and leave her with painful damage, police say.
Her attorney, John Caruso, disagrees and said that Krentcil will be exonerated as the evidence will show the child never entered the booth.
'Forget about the presumption of innocence; my client is 150 per cent innocent,' Caruso said.
'She loves that child more than her whole life. She would never allow her child to go inside a tanning bed.'
Tanning mom's husband Rich Krentcil, a 47-year-old trader, stood up for his wife despite neighbors claiming she went tanning while pregnant with Anna.
'They’re making her out to be a monster,' he told The Daily News. 'She just likes it. She’s not a crazy maniac where she has to tan every day.'