Patricia Krentcil, a New Jersey mother, has been in the news lately because she is accused of child endangerment for allegedly causing skin burns on her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth. Krentcil claims her daughter got the sunburns outside.
The heavily-tanned Krentcil quickly went viral online, even drawing a parody from “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update. Now a Connecticut novelty action figure company called HeroBuilders has started selling a “tanorexic” doll based on Krentcil, the “tanning mom.”
Emil Vicale, the president of HeroBuilders, tells the AP, “We thought it was a funny thing to do” because everybody has friends who are heavily into tanning. Well … we don’t personally have any friends who do that, but we don’t live in New Jersey.
The doll, pictured above, retails for $29.95. Or, if the blonde-haired one isn’t to your liking, you can custom order your very own action figure.