Former Texas A&M University Student Marshala Perkins was arrested earlier this year after cops found two grams of marijuana in her car – and her mugshot, six months later, is going viral.
Wrapping up a Facebook Live from her dorm room where she was recording her makeup routine, friends asked the student to hang out later that evening.
Perkins was waiting in her car when the police pulled up and requested to run her licence and registration. Despite her licence and registration being fine – the officer smelled marijuana and decided to search her vehicle.
Finding two grams of the drug, the 19-year-old was arrested and spent the night in Hunt County Jail. The following morning, her mugshot was on the Greenville police Facebook page.
Embarrassed by the mugshot, Perkins admitted she lied whenever someone brought up the photo claiming the woman pictured wasn’t her.
Despite the initial arrest happening in February, Twitter user Mugshot Baes, notorious for sharing mugshots of attractive inmates, shared Perkins’ mugshot in April.
It wasn’t until the image re-surfaced months later when a Twitter user retweeted Mugshot Baes, calling for a makeup tutorial, that Perkins went viral.
With 280,000 likes and 61,000 retweets the 19-year-old’s flawless makeup application was gaining popularity online.
She looks so good
— Michelle Bee (@PersianSlay) August 10, 2018
Free my Sis, Make-Up Bae! 👊🏽
— Got 'Remmied' (@ylatan06) July 28, 2018
She needs to get a modeling contract ASAP like they do with dudes who have a halfway decent mugshot🙃
— Kortnei (@holagatito1453) July 28, 2018
Damn that makeup tho
— MufNASA🦁💫 (@greekhairghosts) July 28, 2018
i would subscribe to her channel!
— ↝ 𝚔 🦄 (@perrieskendall) July 28, 2018
Admitting she always wanted to be a makeup artist, Perkins told the Star-Telegram she decided to capitalise on the attention and start a YouTube and Instagram account.
“When I started reading the comments I was like, besides me being in jail people are really noticing my talent and what I can do,” she said.
What was once an embarrassing photo has since helped the former student pursue her dream to become a professional makeup artist.
“It’s crazy. My mind is blown… Now it’s turned into something so positive so I’m just going to embrace it and see where it takes me.”
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