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6th Mar '16 4:59:23 PM DrImpossible
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* [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is a pale-skinned German born English woman who frequently gets "get a tan" chanted at her from crowds. However many fans do find her attractive so she might count as a subversion.

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* [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is a pale-skinned German born English German-raised English-born woman who frequently gets "get a tan" chanted at her from crowds. However many fans do find her attractive so she might count as a subversion.
17th Jan '16 1:33:47 PM StFan
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tan_5584.jpg]]]]

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* Page image comes from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', where Craig Mammalton (a hilariously overtanned seal) comes to town and everyone is in a tanning frenzy in order to be popular enough to get into his party. Spongebob ends up tanning ''too much'' and becoming "sun bleached", and the episode is about his efforts to hide this fact [[spoiler:until his secret is revealed at the party and Craig, recognizing his pale state for what it is, worships the ground upon which Spongebob walks for his devotion to tanning]].

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* Page image comes from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', where Craig Mammalton (a hilariously overtanned seal) comes to town and everyone is in a tanning frenzy in order to be popular enough to get into his party. Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] ends up tanning ''too much'' and becoming "sun bleached", and the episode is about his efforts to hide this fact [[spoiler:until his secret is revealed at the party and Craig, recognizing his pale state for what it is, worships the ground upon which Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] walks for his devotion to tanning]].



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8th Jan '16 5:09:51 PM eroock
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-->--'''Stewie Griffin''', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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-->--'''Stewie -->-- '''Stewie Griffin''', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
22nd Nov '15 10:37:04 PM acrobox
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Though fair ('white') skin has always been - and in many places still is - sought after, Europe and its offshoots have gone off it lately. This has been due to the increasing popularity of long-distance 'holidays', typically to warm and sunny places.

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Though fair ('white') skin has always historically been - and in many places still is - sought after, Europe and its offshoots have gone off it lately. This has been due to the increasing popularity of long-distance 'holidays', typically to warm and sunny places.
12th Nov '15 5:10:31 PM nombretomado
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* In an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, RobertPattinson and Creator/KristenStewart from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' movies have been praised for their pale looks and many hope they can lower the skin cancer rates for teens due to excessive tanning.

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* In an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, RobertPattinson Creator/RobertPattinson and Creator/KristenStewart from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' movies have been praised for their pale looks and many hope they can lower the skin cancer rates for teens due to excessive tanning.
31st Oct '15 12:53:38 PM RAraya
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Tanning reached its apex in TheSeventies, where every actress and model had to have a dark orange tan in order to be considered attractive. Tan lines from swimsuits were not considered unattractive, but a "farmer's tan"--the kind you get by actually working outdoors--is still considered a sign of low social class. This has also led to the rise of tanning salons, sunbeds and hours of sun-exposure without any form of UV protection, which consequently led to a rise in skin cancer, particularly in young people.

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Tanning reached its apex in TheSeventies, between TheSeventies and TheOughts (sans for TheEighties), where every actress and model had to have a dark orange tan in order to be considered attractive. Tan lines from swimsuits were not considered unattractive, but a "farmer's tan"--the kind you get by actually working outdoors--is still considered a sign of low social class. This has also led to the rise of tanning salons, sunbeds and hours of sun-exposure without any form of UV protection, which consequently led to a rise in skin cancer, particularly in young people.
20th Jul '15 3:44:05 AM Goldfeder
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}: More as a way of venting her disgust, Deb uses Lilah's paleness as one way of insulting her, asking Dexter what kind of person is pale in Miami. "A pale, English, titty vampire." Dexter, however, responds, "You just described my ideal woman." Batista also comments favourably on her porcelain, china doll complexion.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}: ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': More as a way of venting her disgust, Deb uses Lilah's paleness as one way of insulting her, asking Dexter what kind of person is pale in Miami. "A pale, English, titty vampire." Dexter, however, responds, "You just described my ideal woman." Batista also comments favourably on her porcelain, china doll complexion.
19th Jul '15 2:22:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Today, the extent of this trope varies from country to country. In most of Asia [[RavenHairIvorySkin paler is better]], but in the UK "a bit of brown" is considered healthy. A surprising number of people have no idea that many (perhaps most) redheads are physically incapable of tanning because their skin cells don't have enough of the compound (melanin) required to defend themselves from UV radiation by darkening. A pale redhead could burn themselves lobster red, but once the burn goes away they'll be just as sickly-pale as before. Many blondes and even some [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette brunettes]] have this deficiency as well, especially those of Nordic-Germanic descent.

Usually this trope is PlayedForLaughs at the expense of someone's 'sickening paleness'.

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Today, the extent of this trope varies from country to country. In most of Asia [[RavenHairIvorySkin paler is better]], but in the UK "a bit general western world, a light tan is a sign of brown" healthy physical activity. Pale skin is considered healthy. A surprising number often associated with being a [[HollywoodNerd nerd]], shut-in, or invalid. People who rarely venture into the sun will often be unwilling to wear shorts or take off their shirts in public for fear of revealing a "pasty" complexion beneath their standard clothing. Even people have no idea that many (perhaps most) redheads are physically incapable who lack the ability to tan will often be ashamed of tanning because their white skin cells don't have enough of the compound (melanin) required to defend themselves from UV radiation by darkening. A pale redhead could burn themselves lobster red, but once the burn goes away they'll be just as sickly-pale as before. Many blondes and even some [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette brunettes]] have this deficiency as well, especially those of Nordic-Germanic descent.

Usually this trope is PlayedForLaughs at the expense of someone's 'sickening paleness'.
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* More as a way of venting her disgust, Deb uses Lilah's paleness as one way of insulting her, asking Series/{{Dexter}} what kind of person is pale in Miami. "A pale, English, titty vampire." Dexter, of course, being Dexter, says, "You just described my ideal woman," in that voice. You know the one. Batista also comments favourably on her china-doll complexion and gets burned (no pun intended) by Lilah in the end.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}: More as a way of venting her disgust, Deb uses Lilah's paleness as one way of insulting her, asking Series/{{Dexter}} Dexter what kind of person is pale in Miami. "A pale, English, titty vampire." Dexter, of course, being Dexter, says, however, responds, "You just described my ideal woman," in that voice. You know the one. woman." Batista also comments favourably on her china-doll complexion and gets burned (no pun intended) by Lilah in the end.porcelain, china doll complexion.
4th May '15 1:49:54 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Nicole Matthews has been affectionately dubbed "The Woman The Sun Forgot" on The World Famous Flea Market(and she's one of the wrestlers they like)



* Nicole Matthews has been affectionately dubbed "The Woman The Sun Forgot" on The World Famous Flea Market(and she's one of the wrestlers they like)
4th May '15 1:49:26 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} plays up his Irish heritage with his pale skin. This makes him stand out amongst almost every other Caucasian Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler, most of whom have tanned skin. Of course, Sheamus's skin is often poked fun at on wrestling online forums. Sheamus has said in interviews that he actually ''tried'' to get a tan early in his pre-WWE career, but would just turn red then back to white. Realizing that his pale skin and red hair gave him a unique look, however, he decided to just go with that. On an episode of ''Raw'', Wrestling/JohnCena referred to him as a big tub of mayonnaise. Also mentioned in NXT. Wrestling/{{Edge}} has also gotten a chance to poke fun at Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}'s paleness, remarking that ''Raw'' had apparently "been taken over by an evil Ronald [=McDonald=]!" As has Wrestling/SantinoMarella in a few hilarious segments, joking about Sheamus's "lack of skin pigmentation.* He's nicknamed "The Great White". Not the great white anything, just the Great White. Although a fan once held up a poster with Sheamus' name and a drawing of a shark fin.



* Wrestling/MsChif was still getting jeered for her pale complexion even in 2002, after she had been with Gateway Championship Wrestling for a year. It appears wrestling fans ''did'' get used to it eventually though, as she was voted "sexiest" at Missouri Wrestling Revival in 2012. Sean Vincent and Ryan Ash never seemed to get past it though, while Billy [=McNeil=] seemed to get a free pass for being redheaded and Irish.



* Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} plays up his Irish heritage with his pale skin. This makes him stand out amongst almost every other Caucasian Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler, most of whom have tanned skin. Of course, Sheamus's skin is often poked fun at on wrestling online forums. Sheamus has said in interviews that he actually ''tried'' to get a tan early in his pre-WWE career, but would just turn red then back to white. Realizing that his pale skin and red hair gave him a unique look, however, he decided to just go with that. On an episode of ''Raw'', Wrestling/JohnCena referred to him as a big tub of mayonnaise. Also mentioned in NXT. Wrestling/{{Edge}} has also gotten a chance to poke fun at Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}'s paleness, remarking that ''Raw'' had apparently "been taken over by an evil Ronald [=McDonald=]!" As has Wrestling/SantinoMarella in a few hilarious segments, joking about Sheamus's "lack of skin pigmentation.* He's nicknamed "The Great White". Not the great white anything, just the Great White. Although a fan once held up a poster with Sheamus' name and a drawing of a shark fin.
* [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is a pale-skinned German born English woman who frequently gets "get a tan" chanted at her from crowds. However many fans do find her attractive so she might count as a subversion.



* Winter from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is a pale-skinned German born English woman who frequently gets "get a tan" chanted at her from crowds. However many fans do find her attractive so she might count as a subversion.



* Wrestling/MsChif was still getting jeered for her pale complexion even in 2002, after she had been with Gateway Championship Wrestling for a year. It appears wrestling fans ''did'' get used to it eventually though, as she was voted "sexiest" at Missouri Wrestling Revival in 2012. Sean Vincent and Ryan Ash never seemed to get past it though, while Billy [=McNeil=] seemed to get a free pass for being redheaded and Irish.
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