Honestly, I think people should stop acting like being tan automatically makes someone better or more attractive than someone who isn't. It lowers people's self esteem to the point where they risk skin cancer and waste money to lay in those stupid machines. And some would even prefer to be orange from that bottled "no-sun tan" crap, than to try to become comfortable in their own skin.
Occasionally, like during the summer, I just happen to spend enough time outside to get a light tan, but I'm not really an outdoorsy person during the rest of the year. So normally, I'm pretty white.
I was always made fun of in high school for it, but I never let it get to me. On the flipside, some people have even told me that my whiteness is an attractive quality.
I dunno, I just don't see the point of risking skin cancer and looking more and more like a leather bag as you age, when there is absolutely nothing wrong with pale skin.
Sorry for ranting, just had to get it out ;P