Wow, so the topic of tanning got pretty big on the internet, because of this tanning Mom thing. That story where she brought her 5 year old kid tanning with her.
Here’s my brief thoughts. When I first started bodybuilding & fitness, I thought about tanning, but then I decided I’m never going to do it. Why? Because tanning is very dangerous and silly. There too many gym people that do tanning these days. They go to tanning salons and use tanning beds, or they lay under the sun in the summer time. The reason why people do it ’cause they live in this fantasy world that they want to have perfect bodies. They don’t want to admit that they dream of having a supermodel body so they can look sexy in the summer while out in the beach. People just enjoy that attention for themselves.
I don’t need to look like that. Plus, you never know the bad things that could come out of tanning. It could damage your skin. Also, you skin could look uglier if you don’t do it, right and carefully. It could also increase the chance of skin cancer. Tanning is just not safe, period.
On top of that, you can get an okay tan just by simply walking outside in the sun, just enjoying everyday life, as long as you use suntan lotion so you don’t get burned. Tanning is ugly. I’m proud of the way I am now. Natural is the way to be.
WWE Superstar, Sheamus, did an interview with ESPN to help promote the new, “Smackdown vs. RAW 2011” video game. Ever wondered why his skin is so white and why John Cena calls him, a “human jar of mayonaise”? Why can’t he get a tan? It’s because he can’t.
“I can’t get a tan, to be honest with you. I get bright red, then I get white again. [laughs] I can’t actually get a tan, but what’s funny is it has definitely helped me stand out from day one. Just being different — not being tan, not having the short hair or the long hair like everybody else, my Irish accent — there are a lot of different things that put me in the right place at the right time, and I knew if I got the opportunity, I’d take it. That’s what I’ve done from day one. You give me an opportunity, I’ll run a mile.”
Honestly, I think Sheamus looks good being bright white. It makes it looks like he’s got a natural muscular built that way. Maybe so many wrestling fans wants to see him tan ’cause he’s one of the only wrestlers who never tans? Most every single professional wrestler out there have a perfectly tanned body.
Not with Sheamus though. I think he wants to prove that you can get muscle definition and results by not tanning at all. I don’t think Sheamus has done steroids. His physique doesn’t look steroid built to me at all. He looks perfectly natural to me.
Feel free to read the rest of the interview here.