Reality TV star Teresa Giudice of the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' is really sizzling these days.
The bankrupt beauty has signed on as the new face for Sizzle Tans, which has salon tanning branches in Totowa, East Hanover and Parsippany, N.J.
In fact, the dark-haired mom of four little girls is being featured on billboards across the 'Garden State. Her entire tanned face and body will be seen by many, many people.
Teresa and her husband have racked up some $11 million in debt, so the reality star is just trying to pay the rent. The Giudices filed last October, and revealed to everyone, that they are planning to sell their personal belongings in a public auction on August 22. According to papers filed in Newark Federal Court, the Guidices claim to only make $79,000 a year between the two of them, and are unable to handle the foreclosures and huge credit card bills.
As far as Sizzle Tans go, "She's the face of our company," owner Rob Hornung told People Magazine. Sizzle Tans will run the ad on 10 networks. "She did a really good job shooting the commercial. She spent all day doing it. She's a great person," he added.
Teresa Giudice has a beautiful figure and we are sure, she will do the company proud. We aren't wild about indoor tanning salons. In fact, research shows that the damage to the skin from indoor and outdoor tanning, especially those of young women, is quite significant.
No one needs a long lecture here, but the statistics for women aged 15-39 are alarming. Studies show that deadly skin cancer is on the rise for younger women, but not for younger men. Cases of melanoma among women have jumped some 50%, according to a study published on July 10, 2008 by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
We can only hope that Teresa Giudice isn't really using the tanning bed but using a tanning spray to get that gorgeous golden glow. Perhaps, she is just modeling for Sizzle Tans but not actively lying down absorbing all those harmful rays.
Meantime, it hasn't been easy for the 20,000 tanning salons located throughout the country. The salons were thrown under the bus last summer, with a 10% tax on indoor tanning.