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For the majority of the time, I may as well have been just a really tan white kid. You know, I may as well have just been, like, a fat kid.
Even though we all know the facts, it's hard to resist the lure of a tan.
I'm actually more confident when I'm tan.
Aesthetically, I don't really like the blond, tan thing. I am pale. So I may as well embrace the pale. Long, blond hair and a bad spray tan is the stuff of my nightmares.
I'm married to a white man, and then my daughter came out looking like the whitest white child with blonde hair and blue eyes. And I'm like, 'Omigosh, now what am I going to do?' She has my mom's features and is lighter than my husband. And my boy is browner than I am. Brown eyes and really tan.
Fake tan is really difficult to get right. When I was younger, I'd always do it wrong. I'd leave it on and forget to wash it off. So I embrace being pale. I like getting a tan, but I also think that if you're going to do it, it has to be gradual. I just work the pale thing now.
I enjoyed 'Gossip Girl' so much. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the cast of that show. I was so intimidated doing that show because I thought, 'Oh my gosh, those people are so young and gorgeous, and I'm a million years old, and I need a spray tan, and I'm going to be wearing all these fabulous clothes.'
I never have had blonde hair. I have never had straight hair. I never wear pink clothes or spray tan and I never wore heels to school.
On my mother's side, I'm English, so that's where the freckles come from. On my father's side, I'm German, and he has the fantastic olive hues... I was given mum's skin, whereas my brothers and sisters were given my dad's skin. I do tan up quite well, but it takes me a bit longer.
The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan.
When I go on a holiday to a tropical place, I'll spray tan before I go.
When you have a natural genetic tan developed over centuries and many generations, the idea of soaking up rays by the pool has never made sense.
Surfing is not my strong point. And... I don't really have a tan. I go to the tanning place, the one that sprays you with color.
I worked in Tesco's staff canteen because I fancied a boy on the tills. I served him his lunch in a hairnet and tan tights. Not just that, of course - I had a lovely white onesie.
I learned how to dance. I got a free spray tan. My life is good!
It's so important to encourage the use of suncream, tan in a bottle and the disuse of sunbeds which are known world-wide as causes of skin cancer.
Seriously, I like to wear hats so I don't get super tan. You have to protect the face.
I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.
I use fake tan myself with a self tanning spray.
They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over.
I can tan quickly. What takes people hours to do, I can tan in half an hour.
It's amazing what a spray-on tan will do.
Run for the door if a guy has too much gel in his hair and is too tan and it's not even summer.
I can tan. I get tannish. It's not really tan, it's tannish. That kind of color.
I love going to the beach in the tropics and doing whatever I do - surfing, swimming or being - and the glow when I get a tan that deepens. I walk around with red and gold in my skin and feel like the most beautiful thing on the planet!
Anika Noni Rose
John F. Kennedy
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