Fri August 31, 2012 2:16pm
THE woman known as Tanning Mom has made an extraordinary, alcohol-fuelled appearance at a New York drag show.
A drunken Patricia Krentcil, 44, was kicked off the stage at Manhattan's XL Club after swearing at the audience, kicking over her wine glass and physically attacking the drag queen host.
Krentcil's condition on the red carpet just prior to the club's "Tan Mom at Hot Mess" event should have rung alarm bells.
She was so inebriated she fell over several times before sliding down a wall and collapsing in a heap while photographers yelled words of encouragement.
The tanorexic was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year after being accused of taking her then five-year-old daughter to a tanning booth.
''She showed up for the red carpet and fell over,'' one witness told the New York Post.
''She then got up and tried to attack the drag queen.''
Club host Bianca del Rio said: ''We asked her what she wanted to drink and she slurred: 'I didn't put my kids in a tanning bed!'"
Staff had planned ahead in case anything went wrong during Krentcil's appearance.
''We came up with a code word earlier. It was 'Christmas'," she said.
"After about five minutes, we were just screaming 'Christmas', and security came and took her out.''