When we last saw Tan Mom, she was telling us that if we didn't like her, it's because we are jealous, fat and ugly. Now, Tan Mom — aka Patricia Krentcil — is in the latest issue of In Touch, with an announcement: She has accepted the mag's challenge to stay out of UV rays — real and artificial — for an entire month. Some notes:

  • She still uses Jergens self-tanner.
  • She was tanning four or five times a week.
  • She wouldn't say that she's addicted, but she's had moments where she's felt she needs to be tan.
  • Now that she is not tanning, she says: "I feel weird and pale." We'll agree with half of that.
  • [In Touch]