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Orange Celebs The New Ethnic Minority?

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Spray Tan Orange

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Orange Spray Tan

There is a strange thing afoot. Over the past decade we have seen the emergence of orange celebrities. Yes folks you heard me right. Orange.

Now we are all familiar with the usual skin colors. But out of the darkness has emerged a rather odd phenomenon called 'Spray Tan'.

After all the hype about sun beds I can understand the reason why we of the fairer complexion do like to have a bit of a sun tan. That makes sense.

I have often sat on the beach trying to cover up my Lilly white legs at the same time as trying to get some semblance of a tan on my skin.

But never in a thousand years would I want to be orange!

The celebs have a lot to answer for! Thanks to them all the young kids are following in their footsteps.

19th Century 'English Rose' Pale Face

Let's take you back a few years. A hundred or so in fact. Back then especially in England, it wasn't the done thing to have a sun tan. In fact the more tan you had the common the person. The only people who had sun tans were people who worked in the fields, on the land and anywhere out in the open.

For the sweet young things in their bonnets and glamorous dresses it was common knowledge that if you even had slightly tanned arms you must be lower class. Yes I know, snobbery at its utmost but you get the point.

Over the years, what with foreign travel becoming the norm we started to enjoy looking suntanned and healthy.

It was synonymous with being a celebrity, or the wealthy. To have a tan meant you could afford a vacation abroad.

19th Century 'English Rose' Woman Pale face that was kept away from the sun.

19th Century 'English Rose' Woman Pale face that was kept away from the sun.

Another rather strange thing has occurred since these past times. Even when I was a teen, men where men. Whether that involved being a bit smelly or going without a shave they were what we knew them to be. Proper males.

As the old saying goes 'When men were men and women were grateful'!

Then something strange started to happen. Men discovered face products. Now I know you are probably yelling, well what's wrong with that. Bear with me. I love men who shave. I adore guys who add a splash of After Shave. And yes I totally understand why they would add moisturizer.

If its good enough for celebs such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney and other mature good looking guys then fine.

But orange? Where the hell did that come from?

Two Spencers Same Guy Different Face Color! Which Version Do You Prefer?

Orange and Greasy!

Orange and Greasy!

Spencer looking white and clean and cute!

Spencer looking white and clean and cute!

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Let's cut to the chase. Over the last few years we have seen the appearance of appallingly bad TV Programs such as The Only Way Is Essex which is similar the the American program The Hills, and Made In Chelsea, a similar 'Reality Style' TV program.

Long story short, yawn, the programs show a group of young people talking about relationships, going on dates, and arguing.

For some unknown reason this is quite popular, which is beyond me, but hey, we can't all like it.

The most disconcerting thing is that it has caused a change in style with young people. I don't mind the clothes, the hairstyles and the nails.

That's fine.

But why oh why do they have to Spray Tan themselves with Orange?

Amy Childs The Only Way Is...Orange!

Amy Childs  The Only Way is Orange!

Amy Childs The Only Way is Orange!

Black, White or Technicolor? What the heck color is this girl? Oh yeah, Orange! The new ethnic!

Black, White or Technicolor? What the heck color is this girl? Oh yeah, Orange! The new ethnic!

It seems to me that the new trend in teens and young people these days seem to add up to one great big nasty picture.

Here's the scene. A guy and a girl walking down the street. He is bright orange, with greasy hair, and she has so much spray on her that she looks like it has been layered on with a garden trowel.

Then add the banal conversation, 'Yeah well he said he was going to ask her out, yeah, some sort of parteeee!

Then, with some sort of telepathic communication, they both dive for their pockets and handbags and drag out the dreaded cell phone.

Where they commence to walk along the street totally ignoring each other, while playing thumb wars on the cell phone keys. Its like someone has taken over their minds. Well, whatever minds they do have.

As my brother pointed out to me, how the hell do they see the screen when the sun is in their faces?

They are just thumbing through the screens as though somehow all the info is going to download into their empty brains.

Lindsay Lohan's orange/brown face.  It reminds me of an old oak table.  is she a chip of the old block?!

Lindsay Lohan's orange/brown face. It reminds me of an old oak table. is she a chip of the old block?!

Whats more, the men have done it too! Yuck! In fact I can't watch the programs because the girls make me queasy and the guys make me feel really sick! Not only do they look dirty, I just want to duck their heads in a bowl of very warm water and soap, I bet they actually stink too!

If you think about it, all tanning solution has that smell. You know the one. Sickly, pungent and a bit stomach churning. But on top of that, the guys put so much grease on their hair you could fry chips in it!

The whole picture is a mixture of yuck, grease and dumbness. Oh yes, I forgot to add that!

Orange Tango? Er What About The Neck?!


But I digress. What reason do these people feel that they have to be orange? And believe me, it really is orange make up. Don't they own a mirror? When did a slight tan become orange tango fruity?

It makes me so mad. There are many colors and races in this world. Each and every one of them are beautiful. Black, white, brown and Mediterranean. We hear of people with dark skin trying to bleach their skin color into a lighter shade. We see white people getting a tan. Why?

We are who we are, and that's what makes us unique. Beauty is how we show ourselves to the world.

The scary thing is we always want what we can't have. Black becomes White, White becomes Brown and so on.

But Orange?

Fashion always goes through changes. Throughout history we have used white lead to make us pale, tan stuff to make us dark and so on.

But the orange has to go. It hides the real natural look beauty that shows on a clear face. To have massive curls flowing down their backs, huge finger nails and bright orange skin just makes them look stupid.

I say throw out the orange spray tan, and bring back au natural!

(c) Copyright Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on December 03, 2014:

Hiya Jo, LOL! yes we are all insane! you sound like me! Haha! I do that too, roll my eyes and say, what the? I think people are so silly sometimes, but that's just us! great to see you, nell

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on December 03, 2014:

LOL as the saying goes 90% of this world in suffering from insanity and the insane asylum is way too small to accommodate everyone you know the orange people, the green ones, the ones who walk around nude, and get willful sun tans LOL.......and lets not talk about the ones who are singing pure sh$* and people sing it and do the crazy stuff like shaving off their hair to look like Rihanna , Lady gaga etc.

My head is looking upward my eyes are rolling and my neck is shaking what an utter atrocity we live amongst!

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 02, 2014:

lol! hiya cupcake! back at ya! yes I totally agree with you! there's an old song over here from back in the day called, 'mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun! LOL! and yes its totally right! mad as a bag of spanners! Haha! I use so much sunscreen i go home as white as I go out on vacation! I love the heat, but boy not to sit in it too long! thanks for the laugh! hope you are well?

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on December 02, 2014:

Hey cupcake i followed this hub but i did not get any notification when you replied. Heaven alone knows what has gotten into people. When they are black they wanna bleach and look white and when they are white they wanna get darker.

When i go to our sister isle 'Tobago' where there is a lot of tourist the sun across there is SUPER SUPER HOT. I literally see white people sleeping in the heated sun on beach chairs just to get a tan. Now ain't that crazy? because i on the other hand try my best to get out of that sun because it gets you dark in no time, beside that it gives you an awful headache.

How can anyone sleep in that hot sun? Those people are crazy. LOL. Well i mean if they walk around nude on the beach why can't they take a tan lol. I see quaily wrinkled bodies in two piece bath-suits. Pray for them i think some people need guidance back to mental stability.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 01, 2014:

LOL! Hiya Jo! now that made me laugh! and yes you are right, why on earth are we not happy with our natural color? it seems strange to me! the only sun stuff I put on my face is to stop me getting burned, nothing else! great to see you!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on December 01, 2014:

Hey girlfriend lol @ "I say throw out the orange spray tan, and bring back au natural" Well i personally do not like any kind of make up, tan up or orange up i think they are all disgusting.

My thing is if you're white your white and vice versa with black. If your white and wants a tan it means you're not happy with the colour God made you and perhaps you wanted to be black . I really don't know, as for the orange they look SICK the second picture you have with the lady she looks like a good baking cookie that went bad. You know when you open the oven and it's just the right colour but you say i'd leave it 3 more mins to get a little more colour ? and then you totally forgot about it, until the burnt scent starts drifting into the kitchen? she looks that way ha ha ha!

Lindsay Lohan looks like when you make milo or cocoa tea with powdered milk but you did not mix it well, so you are seeing the milk and the cocoa dust drifting apart from each other. " The white and the orange in this case" EWWW!

I don't know what people will do to themselves again . PEOPLE have gone mad and gotten possessed by these crazy.... stars.

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 12, 2014:

Lol! thanks Linda, I am getting the feeling that the style is going out of date....thank goodness!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on February 12, 2014:

I haven't seen an orange celeb in awhile...and I'm thankful for that! :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 09, 2013:

Thanks so much mythbuster, you have been busy reading all these, and I really appreciate it, have a wonderful weekend!

mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on November 08, 2013:

Wow - with the pics all together in one place, you're right, NRose - orange is awful and weird looking.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 17, 2013:

Hi Peg, I remember that Coppertone! lol! yes! those 80s! I think the kids of today think they are doing something new, well let me tell them, they are not! haha! thanks as always, nell

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on September 17, 2013:

People are strange, especially the orange ones. Must be a new kind of fashion statement. When I was growing up there was some type of Coppertone lotion that would give you an instant tan. My sister used it on her legs rubbing it in with her hands and we laughed at her orange palms until it finally wore off. Hard to believe anyone would enjoy being that color. It reminds me of all that heavily applied makeup of the 80s. Yikes.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 07, 2013:

Lol! thanks maja!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 02, 2013:

Hi moonlake, lol! seems your husband was in fashion long before the other guys! yes that orange is horrendous! men and women do the funniest things! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

moonlake from America on June 02, 2013:

Celebrities are doing very strange things now days. I don't like the orange and if they used it right they wouldn't look like that.

My husband was always hoping he would get hair on his chest but he never did. I told him the other day he was right in style actors now remove all their chest, arm, leg and back hair and maybe in a few other places. Which I think is strange right along with their orange looks. Voted Up and more.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 28, 2013:

Thanks Alastar, yes me too! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on May 28, 2013:

Au natural is right. I'd rather be pale than orange and I don't think it does anything for the women...and men too for that matter. What won't they think of next friend Nell.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2013:

Hi drbj, great to see you, that's so true! lol! thanks as always.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2013:

Hi Scene, yes maybe! haha! they could be martians! thanks again, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2013:

Hi john, lol! sounds a bit like me then! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2013:

Hey Glimmer, me too! in fact it takes ages for me to get a tan now, I think my thyroid meds have something to do with it, very strange! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2013:

Yes Willy Wonka would love it! lol! thanks pete, for reading, nell

Pete from Ontario, Canada on May 27, 2013:

In the picture of the 2 guys, is that a spray on orange farmer's tan I see - check out his arms! Seriously though, it is downright scary the lengths people will go to alter their physical appearance. AND, they must honestly believe they look better. Eeek! Willy Wonka would be so proud..

Claudia Porter on May 27, 2013:

This almost made me spit out my coffee this morning. I love a good tan (and unfortunately am paying for it in my later years), but never would I go orange just to keep it. Your photos are hilarious and demonstrate how silly fads can get. I'll just keep putting on strong sunscreen and enjoying my not so healthy glow.

John R Wilsdon from Superior, Arizona on May 26, 2013:

You are absolutely right about orange tan. I was not smart enough to think others might be confused, also. I started to see this, especially when flicking through those fan magazine type TV programs. As usual, I thought I was out of it. It is horrendous!

My white skin comes from my English heritage - both grandparents, both sides, came from the Verdant Isle. I work in the sun in Arizona all the time and will tan, but it disappears in no time, usually in winter. So, I am lower class in summer and upper class in winter. LOL. This was a delightful article and gave me chuckles. What will we see next?

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on May 26, 2013:

Wait, that's not their natural skin color? ;) Great title, funny hub. Odd celebrities.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on May 26, 2013:

To me, Nell, there is nothing even faintly attractive about a bright orange face unless you are a pumpkin. But being orange does do one thing just like being Gothic used to do - it provokes attention and gets you noticed!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 24, 2013:

Seal, it case you didn't see it, I said in the title of the links, do it yourself, for a gentle tan!! There is nothing wrong with spray tan, I love it, but its the idiots who go over the top and use too much! did you read the hub? nah, thought not!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 24, 2013:

Thanks guys, yes that orange is not for me, unless I do it myself. That way we can keep an eye on the amount used! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on May 24, 2013:

Nell: You are so funny. The great hubs you come up with. I never think of this kind of stuff. This is so true - there is an orange craze and new ethnic color out there. How tacky. You English women are the ones with the great skin and beautiful complexions. Stay pale. I'm not out too much in the sun even in Naples. And when on the beach I always have my big brimmed straw hat on to shade the face. I just want enough color so I don't look dead lol.

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on May 24, 2013:

Great article Nell.

I may be oldfashioned but I have always preferred the natural colour and that would mean fair and pale for Northern Europeans like me. Orange is for the oranges.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 24, 2013:

It is difficult to think anyone would think that orange is attractive. Your pictures really say it all, and they do not say attractive! I will stick with my pale. Very interesting hub.

Kathi Mirto from Fennville on May 24, 2013:

To each his own I suppose, but I'm with you Nell, the sad part is they don't know how ugly they look with their dark orange faces. They look plastic.

Interesting history how staying lily white was once a sign of wealth and position. Did not know that, but it makes perfect sense. Hugs and smiles, Fossi

Kiddish on May 24, 2013:

Why the hell you have put e bay capsule showing spray tan ads? First make sure which side you are sprayed tan or the natural look,it looks like you are promoting it instead of showing its negative effects.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 23, 2013:

Ah no I didn't see that. As I say I was just sitting down to eat and saw that monster with blood all over his hands so I didn't look a lot but I did see a woman over the body later but I didn't know that was while he was there. That was brave. O declared today there is no worry, just isolated incidents......

Mary Hyatt from Florida on May 23, 2013:

I have never seen an orange person. In my little town a person would get laughed at if they showed up in public with an orange face.

That photo of Lindsay L is terrible. Just look at all the imperfections on her skin. Freckles?? She is NO beauty....

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Hi Jackie, it was the women who stood up against these murderers that get my admiration, one stood in front of the guy and had a go at him, the other girl sat on the floor with the fallen soldier, and two other women stood in front of them to stop them hurting other people, awesome women.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Hi mary, lol! yes those daggers/fingernails! what on earth is that about? how do they wash? pull up their clothes? or anything else? unbelievable! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Lol! Viva, the orange look must be catching! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Hi Deb, I think I remember it! lol! I do remember using some stuff that went a horrible orange, I washed it straight off! lol! back then we were laughed at if we were orange! now it seems that its the thing to do! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Haha! thanks ImKarn, Orange ya glad ya read it? lol! glad it made you laugh, and thanks!

Karen Silverman on May 23, 2013:

Nell, Nell, Nell - this is funny as hell! As soon as i read the title - i started giggling - and it didn't stop!

Orange is my least liked color - and this just confirms it!

HEY - 'ORANGE' ya glad ya got some class and taste?



Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on May 23, 2013:

Were you around for the stuff that dried orange when we were young? Didn't Coppertone make it? It was supposed to br for more bronze tans, I think...

Viva Jones from UK on May 23, 2013:

This hub is fabulous, and so topical - only this morning I was reading in the paper about Christine Lagarde, venerable head of the IMF - and she's bright orange!! Something must be done!

Mary Craig from New York on May 23, 2013:

"orange tango fruity" and that's where the orange belongs. I'm with you 100% get away from orange back to natural. If you want a tan, carefully get one and while you're at it get rid of the daggers on the end of your fingers.

Brilliant hub Nell.

Voted up, useful, funny, and interesting.

Jackie on May 23, 2013:

Yes I saw that just at suppertime...I know what you mean. We are supporting these sobs while they plot to kill us and our leader I fear is one of them!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Hi Ms Dora, lol! so funny! yes, put them on street corners to stop cars going to fast! haha! thanks for the laugh, and have a glorious day, nell

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 23, 2013:

Interesting! Still, I agree with you Nell. The orange has to go except perhaps to serve as landmarks for those with impaired eyesight.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Hi Michelle, lol! yes in this case its got it wrong! thanks so much for reading, and the google share, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Thanks Alicia, yes they wouldn't need glow lamps for people to see them in the dark! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Hi Jackie, yep they need glasses! lol!

I am fine thanks, long way from me. Evil b....s! I don't know if you saw it but the bad guys walked up to the camera with, well, I won't go into it. This is the scum that our governments let into our countries. what do they contribute? why wasn't those guys vetoed and checked out to see if they had intelligence, work ethics and were nice human beings? no, the scum keep coming, thanks Jackie for asking, have a great day, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

HI shara, lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 23, 2013:

Thanks Elias, that's so true. Glad you liked it and thanks for reading, nell

Elias Zanetti from Athens, Greece on May 23, 2013:

Very funny pictures :) I can't really understand how an orange colored face could be an aesthetic statement but at least, besides being ugly, it's a seemingly harmless trend compared to - for example - the anorexic celeb/model as a standard of beauty. Very nice hub. Thanks for sharing!

Farhat from Delhi on May 22, 2013:

Amusing but true ...desires to look beautiful or a little different sometimes takes you to even dire or an embarrassing state ! ...and ur nomenclature, The New Ethnic Minority' is suitably petfect for them..congrats Nell!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 22, 2013:

This is really ugly and then some look almost that bad with their make-up and yes that white neck! Do they need glasses? Maybe it is just a phase...

Been listening to your terrorist thing over there. Bad stuff, I look for much more. Hope it is nowhere near you.


Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 22, 2013:

The people in some of your photos look amazing, Nell! I certainly wouldn't want to leave my home looking like that. It can't be healthy, either. Thanks for the information and the entertainment.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on May 22, 2013:

Wow. Join the new suntan revolution. Thanks for sharing, Nell. The quest to look good never changes!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Dexis, yes its horrible isn't? lol! I just want to scrub their faces! glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

Dexi from New England on May 22, 2013:

LOL! I have fair skin and try every summer to get a bit of color, but never have I tried to get orange!! Have seen this look on some though and, yes, it is pretty shocking to see. You can't help but look!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi linda, you lucky thing! our sunshine has disappeared, it looks like we have had the summer, two days last week! lol! great to see you, nell

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 22, 2013:

Ethnic minority! Your imagination brings us so much joy. Haha! Fakes tans are fake. I like my natural tan via the Florida sunshine. Luckily I tan fast and easy and don't have to spend countless hours working on or buying a tan! ;)

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Marcy, lol! glad it made you laugh! have a great evening, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Miz, burned biscuit sounds about right! lol! I think legs are fine, its just the face that looks like a martian! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi anne, yes definitely thick as two short planks! haha! thanks for the laugh! nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi sue, yes a natural tan is lovely, but to put on all this slap so to speak is revolting! lol! it must take ages to get off! I remember when I danced on stage years ago, we had to use stage makeup, it was so thick it took hours to remove, this must be similar, they must get through ten bars of soap just for the face! haha! thanks for reading, nell

Susan Bailey from South Yorkshire, UK on May 22, 2013:

I think the orange tans look unnatural and quite shocking. No one is naturally that colour; although my ex did turn a bit orange in the sun. We used to laugh and say he'd been 'tangoed'. I think a nice natural looking tan can look healthy and attractive.

Anne from United Kingdom on May 22, 2013:

Nell I have to agree with you 100% .

Looking at the photo´s some of those girls and the 2 lads look scary and as thick as two short planks. I have watched Jersey shore and Jordie shore and quite honestly have come to the conclusion that most of the characters in these shows have very little between the ears. If their conversations don´t revolve around make up, spray tanning, swearing, banging, and tashing on, they really don´t have a great deal to talk about.

I know I have told you this before ,but when I first saw one of these Barbie wannabe´s in broad daylight on a bus in the North of England I couldn´t stop starring at her because she looked so damned odd and plastic. Had my Dad still been alive I know for a fact he would have referred to them as " Third rate hookers". As for the lads...well I just don´t know what to say about them, and me speechless has to be a first LOL . :)

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 22, 2013:

I have actually never thought about it until I read your humorous hub. Yes, they do look unnatural, and yes, fake tan stuff smells bad. Faking a tan has been around for a long time, though. In our town we had a weatherman who sported a tan as dark as a burned biscuit. When I was in a drama class at college and we were preparing for a play, the instructor pulled out her makeup case looking for the proper makeup for the leading lady. She picked out a pot of color and put it back, saying “nope, that ‘s my Tom Bonner Tan,” we all got a good laugh because we had found out his secret. Anyway, it’s funny, and you gave me food for thought because I use spray tan on my legs in the summer. Voted you up ++.

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on May 22, 2013:

Lol! What a hilarious point! So true! I needed the laugh today - off to chuckle over the Orange Trend in Beauty!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Thanks Cat, yes I think it is a mistake, but its sort of turned into a look that everybody seems to want. They must all know they look orange but don't seem to care, keep me slightly tanned that will do for me! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Jeannie, pale skin rocks! lol! yeah pity about the sparkle, maybe we should ask Bella how to do it! lol! thanks for the read, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Anna, yes its so sad that people have forgotten what they really look like, if it was natural looking fine, but this looks like you could scrape it of with a trowel! lol! thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi lily, if it was a tube it wouldn't be so bad, its that horrible spray tan! lol! now don't you go getting yourself one just 'cos its snowing, summers on the way! lol! thanks lily, love ya back, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

HI LaThing, lol! yep totally ridiculous! but they get paid lots of money to 'entertain' us on tv! maybe we should join in? haha! thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

HI Vicki, maybe they are hiding from themselves! it's a great camouflage. especially if they are quite shy underneath, doubt it, but you never know! lol! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Mike, lol! I am sure you are just fine the way you are, and yes those orange people do look really strange, thanks again for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Nellieanna, its lovely to see you, yes men should smell natural and look just clean, that's what men should be like, if they sit in the sun then use a very good sun cream, but this spray tan is nasty. Its not only a horrible color but it doesn't give any skin protection against the sun, seems totally pointless to me, have a great day nellieanna, and thanks!

Cat from New York on May 22, 2013:


I thought orange was an accident?!!! Sure, pale looks good on some people, not so much on me... I like a little natural color. I'll take milky white over Oompa Loompa orange any day! Great Hub!


Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Maria, groan!!! lol! nice one! thanks so much, and its great to see you, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Ruby, sweet potato! ROFL!

I used to love sitting in the sun but for a small natural tan, and still do, but now I smother myself in sun cream! lol! thanks for the laugh! nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 22, 2013:

Hi Cyndi, I don't think they do the orange bit deliberately they just think they look good with the spray tan that has cost them dollars! lol! they have been told it looks good so they stay like it, they don't realise just how stupid they look! then again, these sort of celebs are all a bit dim anyway! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on May 22, 2013:

But wait! I thought pale was the new tan! At least, that is what all those vampire movies that are so popular have taught me. I thought I was so cool... sure, I don't sparkle in the sun, but pale skin is in style, right?

Bummer. Guess I need to be orange instead now.

Anna Haven from Scotland on May 22, 2013:

That was really funny you had me smiling right through your article. It is definitely a bad look that isn't doing anything for natural beauty!

More importantly your message did come through really clearly of how sadly, they have forgotten all about the beauty of just being themselves. Voted up.

Lillian K. Staats from Wasilla, Alaska on May 22, 2013:

OMG Nell! I fit in to the orange set, because it snowed 3 inches 2 days ago, so any color comes from a tube! haha! Great hub! Love yaz, lily

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on May 22, 2013:

Didn't think much of this tanning craze..... until now, LOL ROFL LOL

Did I mention this looks ridiculous!! Your hub is very entertaining :)

Really enjoyed it, Nell, thanks for the laugh...... Up and everything!

Vickiw on May 21, 2013:

I am with Bill on this one. Just quite sad. I wonder what they actually see when they look in a mirror? Something really distorted in there. I feel fine just as I am, and it is much less expensive too.

HappyMikeWritter on May 21, 2013:

Nell! you are owesome. I trully enjoyed your article as it made me feel I am not that bad lookin compare to those oranges :-)

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 21, 2013:

It's both an amusing and a very true and useful hub, Nell! As for men, I like them to smell like clean fresh air and sunshine - but not enough to cause skin cancer! :-)

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 21, 2013:

Orange you glad you got this out of your system...I know I enjoyed the laugh!

Voted UP and FABI...You do funny like no other. Hugs, Maria

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 21, 2013:

OMG, I can't believe these people think orange is glamorous. They look like a sweet potato that's been in the microwave too long...Gees, what's happened to the beautiful sun tan we all worked so hard to achieve in the 70's and 80's?, but of course we have a type of rubberized skin that looks a tad overdone. Ha Ha. I love your hubs Nell..You make me laugh like no other.....Loved it!!!

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on May 21, 2013:

Oh. This is eye opening. I didn't know the orange was on purpose. I thought they just used to much of the stuff or got a bad batch or something. What an interesting phenomenon. Where did you find those pictures? They were certainly not very flattering.

Good writing about what is, to me, a very strange trend. Take care.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 21, 2013:

Thanks Janine, its horrible isn't it? lol! I watch them on TV and want to throw a bucket of water over their heads! lol! thanks as always for the share and vote, nell

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on May 21, 2013:

Definitely give me pale any day of the week over fake and orange. My SIL did this last year when we were going away as a family to the beach for a few days. She honestly looked ridiculous and didn't have the heart to tell her this, but seriously just looked silly!! Thanks for sharing Nell and have voted up and shared as always.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 21, 2013:

Thanks Alecia, they do say that spray tan is dangerous, and I can see why. Can you imagine all those chemicals going into the body? Yuck! thanks so much for reading, nell

Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on May 21, 2013:

Needless to say I don't tan but even if I was fair-skinned I don't think I would. More risks than benefits. To me it's the equivalent of having unprotected sex when there's vast knowledge of STDs. Why tan when you put yourself at risk for cancer and other skin damaging diseases? Or better yet you'd scare everyone away from you. Oompa Loompas should only be orange.

Hilarious and insightful hub Nell!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 21, 2013:

Thanks Susan, its so bizarre its scary! what's with the girl with the long hair? is she from Mars? There was a book about that.....! lol! thanks again, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 21, 2013:

Hi Georgie, Oompa Loompas! Haha! brilliant! thanks for the laugh,I just clicked on them, had to take a look, and yes you are spot on! nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 21, 2013:

Hi billy, yes my pale face is my pride and joy! haha! thanks as always, nell

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2013:

It looks so fake. I did laugh throughout your entire article though :)

I think I'd rather have a sun-burnt face than an orange one.

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