So This Happened: Tanning Mom Loses Her Tan!

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What a difference a tan makes!

We think Patricia Krentcil, aka "Tanning Mom," looks sooooo much better after giving up tanning for a month.

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The 44-year-old New Jersey parent, who allegedly put her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth where she sustained burns, debuted her new look in the new issue of InTouch magazine, on newsstands now.

She told the weekly she feels "weird and pale" without her uber tan but admits, "Everyone says I look so much better less tan."

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Krentcil also again denied that she ever allowed her daughter into a tanning bed.

She said, "I would never. She comes into the room with me, but not the booth. She plays with her Barbie dolls while I tan."

As for whether she will continue to shun the tanning salon, Krentcil is of the "old habits are hard to break" school and says it's pretty likely she'll "squeeze a tan in here or there."

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