Teen Shares Freakish Spray Tan Fail after Crying Over Tear-Jerking Internet Video

Many of us enjoy watching videos on YouTube and other video-sharing platforms on the internet but one teen made the mistake of watching a tear-jerking clip right after getting a spray tan – and this resulted to a freakish photo that got the internet laughing.

Alex Vinklarek, 17, of Houston, Texas, was preparing for a major cheerleading competition. She went to the salon to get a spray tan – and it was perfect, really. But the perfect spray tan would quickly turn into an epic fail after she watched a tear-jerking internet video.

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I’m very aware of what happens when water touches [a tan] before you shower it off. After I got sprayed, I went in my car and started watching videos on Twitter and saw this really heartwarming video of a dog reuniting with its owner.

I immediately realized [what happened], and opened my camera to look at [my face]. I saw that I had two streaks, and I started bawling my eyes out. I also kept trying to stop crying, but every time I looked at myself I cried more because it looked so awful.

Photo credit: Twitter / @alexvinklarek

But after her crying her heart out over the ruined spray tan, she eventually found humor in the situation. She snapped a few photos and posted these on Twitter where she would become famous overnight.

Now known as the ‘Spray Tan Girl’, Alex said she was amused over the attention her post received as she hadn’t expected it would become famous. A week after she tweeted the photos, it received over 100k likes and close to 24k retweets.

Photo credit: Twitter / @alexvinklarek

Many also replied with their own spray tan fails, making the internet laugh even harder.