Tanning 'With the Stars'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Have you ever noticed that certain glow celebrities and their professional dancing partners seem to have on Dancing with the Stars? That's all part of the magic of spray tanning, according to the show's head makeup artist and St. Tropez spokeswoman, Melanie Mills. While tanning isn't for everyone, it has seen a marked increase in popularity in recent seasons.

"Edyta and Karina are my worst culprits," Mills told Eonline.com. "Not only do they do spray tanning, but they do the sun beds, too!"

"Because we have the spray tanning set up on the second floor of a CBS building and it's this florescent, hideous lighting, it's this completely shocker experience for them. But once they get through it the first time, they're absolutely addicted. Even four seasons later, people that I've spray-tanned then are still calling me," Mills added.

Mills is referring to Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian (Season 7), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star Jane Seymour (Season 5) and All My Children actor Cameron Mathison (Season 5), who are all huge fans of spray tanning.

"It's funny and a big laugh. They want it, but they're trying to be manly," Mills said of the men who have become fond of spray tanning, including Mathison and Dancing with the Stars season 8 frontrunner Gilles Marini.

As for the other frontrunner this season, Mills dishes out on a Shawn Johnson spray tanning incident.

"Shawn Johnson I think was into it even before the show," she said. "There was a point where we were spray-tanning her and then she went and got spray-tanned again by somebody else and it left all these odd markings. We had to spend a lot of time trying to exfoliate all those markings off and then having to re-spray her and even it out. She was like, 'OK, I've learned the hard way.'"

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: eonline.com
(Image courtesy of ABC)