What the heck is Tanorexia? 

Tan is defined as "to make brown by exposure to the sun" while orexis (orexia) is a Greek term that means "desire". So, Tanorexia is a desire to make oneself brown through sun exposure. Hmmm..I see. I live in a country where having a pasty white skin (think The Cullens without the shimmer) is revered so this is actually a bit weird for me. 

My curiosity got the best of me when I saw a report about a mother, Patricia Krentcil, who admitted to being addicted to tanning. But that's not why she's getting the heat these days. During one (in a million?) of her  trips to the tanning salon, her daughter got burned to which she denied. She said that her daughter acquired the sunburns from playing outside. She now faces up to 10 years of jail time  if the charges of child endangerment is proven to be true.

That's her below. Alright, I'm gonna give you time to scream and curse. Nuninuninu.. Done? She really emphasized that "toastiness" of hers by wearing a fluo pink top. This look is actually considered cool when you're playing a part of an extremely tanned walker on Walking Dead.

Looking hot, woman!

Let's see some of the celebrity tanorexics or at least on the verge of becoming one. You be the judge.

Lindsay Lohan: Everything she does is wrong! Poor kid. She used to be so pretty. Now, she looks like a 70 year old has been porn star. Such a waste.

Christina Aguilera: Remember this? I thought she was bleeding from belting out that song. It wasn't blood (Thank God!) but a tanning product of some kind. I guess, she tans everything and everywhere.

Victoria Beckham: Aww, I like Mrs. Becks but she has the same color as one of her Birkins sometimes.

Snooki: Orange _________  _________ . Just fill in the blanks. 

George Hamilton is of course still the king when it comes to tanning. Every picture of him should come with a warning - "not for the faint of heart" or better yet, his picture should be placed on every tanning product like those they put on cigarette packs. Just a suggestion.

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Tanning actually works great for some people but like all other things, doing something in excess produces an appalling outcome. So, tan with caution.


Word Credit: Tan definition from Merriam-Webster; Orexis definition from Medical Dictionary


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