Romney Spray Tans, Say Experts


Buzzfeed investigates "a point of public curiosity" - Romney's ever-changing complexion:

A knowledgeable source tells BuzzFeed the answer is in a bit of cosmetic technology used commonly by celebrities: spray tanning. The Republican nominee has made a habit of spray tanning before major speeches, debates, interviews, and other events that have a chance of getting wide TV coverage, the source said. He pays for the process out of pocket — sparing his campaign the expense, and the task of masking it on public campaign finance reports — and steers clear of public salons where he could be recognized. Instead, he gets misted down in the comfort of his own home or hotel suite.

The Romney campaign flatly denied that the candidate spray tans: "Not true," spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in response to an inquiry.

But Buzzfeed has the experts weighing in:

"Oh, for sure he had a spray tan," Jimmy Coco, a celebrity tanner from Los Angeles, told BuzzFeed while looking at pictures of the candidate. "I just see the sort of red hue that you get from some of the spray tanning places... The ears are white. That is a giveaway. If you look at Obama, he's all one tone. A lot of times, what they do when they're giving a spray tan, they'll put a cap on and their cap will cover the ears."

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  1. So what?

    And what's worse is that there are "experts" on this!?

    Posted by: AERES | Oct 24, 2012 12:52:11 PM

  2. This does not surprise me - everything about this moron is fake. Ironic that he hates gays but he is using more fake tan that all of us put together.


    Posted by: Icebloo | Oct 24, 2012 1:09:57 PM

  3. This isn't important.

    Posted by: jay | Oct 24, 2012 1:36:58 PM

  4. Compare his hand to his face in the above pic.

    Posted by: Mawm | Oct 24, 2012 1:37:45 PM

  5. If he didn't wear the cap over his ears, then the spray tan would turn his gray hair on the sides an interesting shade of orange.

    Posted by: Ty Nolan | Oct 24, 2012 1:39:18 PM

  6. So it was inappropriate and disrespectful to comment on Michelle Obama's looks, but it's ok to rag on Romney's? Ok...

    Posted by: Jack | Oct 24, 2012 2:03:10 PM

  7. Duh.

    Posted by: Andy | Oct 24, 2012 2:13:12 PM

  8. What was said about the First Lady, Jack?

    Posted by: BETTY | Oct 24, 2012 2:13:18 PM

  9. A spray tan, who knew? I thought it was because his family was from Mexico.

    Posted by: Myke | Oct 24, 2012 2:16:13 PM

  10. Does he have an on-call manscaper too, eh?

    Posted by: gregory brown | Oct 24, 2012 2:17:13 PM

  11. um. pancake is the same color. seriously.

    Posted by: doug | Oct 24, 2012 2:28:07 PM

  12. Obviously. But, does anyone else notice how he never stops grinning? Him and Paul Ryan both, but him most of all. I think its super weird, like Stepford weird.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Oct 24, 2012 3:07:31 PM

  13. Not particularly relevant to the campaign. They used to claim that Ronald Reagan was alive, so this pales in comparison.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 24, 2012 5:19:36 PM

  14. So what? Is our political discourse this catty?

    Posted by: andrew | Oct 24, 2012 5:31:32 PM

  15. Well, Jack, Mitt Romney is the presidential candidate here, not Mrs Obama.

    Posted by: JamesK | Oct 24, 2012 6:16:15 PM

  16. Anyone with eyes could have told you this.

    Posted by: Kat | Oct 24, 2012 8:51:14 PM

  17. @Andrew: I don't disagree that political discourse has become catty (example: Trump's stupidity today), and who cares if he spray tans (seems a little narcissistic to me, but whatever). But seriously, the GOP have not exactly taken the high road the last 4 years. They pounce on every petty little thing. Don't tell me if they found out Obama did something vain too like have a mani-pedi or dye his hair they would be all over it like it was some big scandalous cover-up that the President was trying to hide something.

    Posted by: WOW | Oct 24, 2012 9:53:25 PM

  18. Ok. So "experts" (bwahahahah) say that he spray tans. Can you now go after our esteemed and increasingly desperate community organizer-in-chief who occasionally shows up to major speeches having been freshly spray painted in random shades of ORANGE?? Jeepers.

    Posted by: SayWHAT | Oct 25, 2012 3:02:03 AM

  19. morning after the foreign policy debate, little taggy romney was sent out to buy the company that makes the spray tan. now, not only can mittzi agree with the president, he can look like him, too.

    Posted by: littlebadwolf | Oct 25, 2012 4:19:08 AM

  20. @SAYWHAT: what are you talking about?

    Posted by: BETTY | Oct 25, 2012 2:10:14 PM

  21. So what if the guy is putting on a tan or something? Will it affect the way he will lead the counntry someday? Appearances are appearances and it has nothing to do with the mind that will be used as a tool for change.

    Posted by: Amity Brent | Nov 7, 2012 11:26:14 PM

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