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Now that her legal saga is over, Patricia Krentcil — better known as Tan Mom — says she’s not ready to leave the spotlight. Instead, the bronzed New Jersey native has begun working on a movie about her life, telling In Touch, “I’ll star,” in the film based on her ordeal. “It’s going to portray everything that’s happened.” The movie, however, won’t be a lighthearted comedy. Patricia says that the last year has been very hard on her family. Ashley, 18, Alec, 17, and Austin, 15, were “badgered at school,” and the stress affected Anna and 4-year-old Addison. “We were all mentally abused,” she claims, “for no reason.” On Feb. 26, a New Jersey grand jury refused to indict Patricia for child endangerment, after being accused of taking her daughter Anna, 6, into a tanning bed. “What they did to me was not right,” the stay-at-home mom of five declares in the new issue of In Touch. “I have a lot of other opportunities, so I’m just trying to figure out where to move my family.”
PHOTO: Kelly Ripa Dresses Up as Tan Mom She claims she’s been fielding offers for modeling gigs in London, Paris and New York. “Everybody wants me,” she gushes to the mag, on newsstands now. Patricia vows to extend her 15 minutes of fame for as long as she can in order to make back the money she was forced to spend on her legal defense, money she says would have been better used to fund her kids’ educations. “I have to rectify that,” she says. “It’s not even near being over.” For more from Tan Mom on her plans for her future and family, pick up this week’s In Touch, on newsstands now.