British journalist and TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson in one of her articles spoke about her addiction to sunburn and declared her readiness to die from the sun. The relevant material was published by The Sun.
According to Jonsson, she is used to sunbathing regularly with her children. So when the TV presenter moved from Sweden to the UK in 1979, she was stunned by the country's “pale, colorless” people.
In the article, the 52-year-old journalist told about her love for tanning. However, she acknowledged that frequent exposure to ultraviolet rays causes significant harm to health.
“The sun is my drug and there is no doubt that I will die because of it,” she said.
The celebrity also admitted that she was criticized more than once on her Instagram account from subscribers because of her addiction. Netizens condemned Jonsson because of her tanning habit, arguing that the TV presenter would age prematurely and, in addition, ruin her skin.
However, the Swedish-born Jonsson said that she used to envy dark-skinned people, but now "the sun is in her DNA."
In May, 27-year-old Lauren Coathup from the UK became addicted to tanning and nearly lost half of her nose. It all started when, in January 2018, after a beach holiday, a woman noticed a small darkened area of skin on her right nostril. Some time later, Kotap went to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with skin cancer. She had to undergo an operation, as a result of which the doctors managed to remove the affected cells.