A former Texas AM Commerce University student who was arrested for marijuana possession on her way to a party never thought her arrest would turn her into an internet sensation months later.
“I was actually bored that night,” said Marshala Perkins, 19, of Dallas. “I was just going to go out with my friends looking the way I was looking.”
Her mugshot from the Feb. 6 arrest was posted to the Mugshot Baes Twitter account in mid-April and a subsequent retweet from a follower has been “liked” more than 280,000 times as of Tuesday.
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“Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line. It’s crazy. My mind is blown,” Perkins said. “Now it’s turned into something so positive so I’m just going to embrace it and see where it takes me.”
Perkins, an aspiring makeup artist, said the night of her arrest she had just finished performing a makeup tutorial on Facebook Live around 9 p.m. when her friends stopped by