The internet’s weird fascination with attractive mugshots strikes again.
Since Jeremy Meeks’ mugshot went viral in 2014 and landed him a modeling contract, several “mugshot baes” have captured the internet’s attention. There is now even a Mugshot Baes Twitter account with over 80,000 followers.
The latest mugshot to go viral is a photo of Marshala Perkins. The 19-year-old Texan is getting flooded with requests for makeup tutorials as her mugshot is quickly spreading around social media.
The image started receiving attention when the Mugshot Baes Twitter account shared her mugshot in April. Now, it’s getting a new round of attention as a second tweet has gone viral and reached the front page of Reddit. Twitter user @brownandbella says, “If that Meeks guy can become a professional model then marry an heiress, I wish the same blessings for this queen.”
Unlike most of the “mugshot baes” to follow in Jeremy Meeks’ footsteps, it seems Perkins might be able to actually cash in on the internet fame. Since the image went viral, people keep asking her for makeup tips and she’s even been approached about starting a makeup line.
“Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line,” she told the Star-Telegram. “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.”
Perkins’ crime was relatively minor, so she avoided legal repercussions outside of a night in jail after police found two grams of marijuana in her car. Now, she’s focusing on growing her personal and professional Instagram accounts and recently started a YouTube channel where she plans on uploading makeup tutorials. We respect the hustle.