Woman who went viral for her "glamorous" mugshot lands her own makeup line
They say that there's a bright side to any situation, and it turns out that's apparently true even if you get arrested. A 19-year-old who was apprehended for possession of marijuana (a cheeky two grams she was planning on smoking with friends later that night) might've landed herself a night in jail, but it looks like she's also landed herself a promising career path.
Former Texan university student Marshala Perkins took her time to apply her makeup before heading out to meet her friends. But while she was sitting in the car, the 19-year-old was approached by two Hunt County police officers.
"[One officer] asked me for my handicap sticker because I was in a handicap spot," Marshala told As/Is, explaining that her mother has a disability and she often drives her around. "I gave it to him and he brought it back, said everything was clear."
But unfortunately, one of the officers had his nostrils on high alert. "It smells like weed in here," he reportedly said, before asking her to step out of the car so he could search it. Lo-and-behold, they found the little bag of devil's lettuce.
"And so I went to jail for it with my beat face," Marshala stated, referring to (wait for it)... this:
Yup, Marshala's mugshot ended up on the internet on the rather questionable "Mugshot Baes" Twitter account. As you can see, she looks bangin', and people were very impressed to learn that her makeup skills are completely self-taught.
The picture soon went viral, and people began requesting tutorials from the 19-year-old.
She was arrested back in February but the photo appeared on the Twitter page more recently, earning her a lot of attention.
“My phone started going crazy,” the Dallas local told the Star-Telegraph. “I was still kind of embarrassed about it because it was something I didn’t want people to know. But then 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.”
It seems the embarrassment turned into inspiration, with Marshala saying "makeup is something that I really wanted to do—I was like 'Okay!' I wasn’t feeling too bad about it."
Her Instagram follower count rose enormously once people found her public profile, and she's had countless requests for video tutorials. And it doesn't end there! Marshala said that she's also been contacted about starting her own makeup line.
“Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line. It’s crazy. My mind is blown,” she revealed. “Now it’s turned into something so positive so I’m just going to embrace it and see where it takes me.”
Marshala has made a YouTube channel with makeup-brushes featured in her profile's imagery, so it seems she is planning to upload a few tutorials. Despite the fact that she has no videos yet, she has close to 1,000 subscribers already.
We're looking forward to see what's still to come!