“Someone has reached out to me about starting my own makeup line. It’s crazy. My mind is blown,” Perkins, who is studying at A&M Univerisity, said. “Now it’s turned into something so positive so I’m just going to embrace it and see where it takes me.”
I’m sure plenty of us are looking forward to a potential makeup line. And, as requested, Perkins has begun recording tutorial videos to be posted online. Her legions of fans will certainly be happy about this news!
Perkin isn’t the only felon with a fanbase. Thanks to the Twitter account Mugshot Baes, plenty of criminal pretty faces have gone viral, and if Perkin and Meeks are proof of anything it’s that, on occasion, getting arrested can be very good for one’s career. Who would have thought that eh?!
Most of the Mugshot Bae photos get hundreds if not thousands of likes. However, if you don’t want the world to know what you did, then perhaps don’t do the crime. These photos also list what the person was arrested for and are shared widely.
For example, one mugshot bae is listed as having seduced a minor. Yikes! Not sure that’s going to go over well for future career prospects. Marijuana possession is one thing, but not all criminal activity can be so easily overlooked.
What do you think? Would you date a prisoner? While hearing of people having an incarcerated penpal is nothing new, websites like MeetaPrisoner.com, InmatesforYou.com, and GayPrisoners.net have made interaction with an inmate easier than ever.
So what exactly is it that attracts some people to those who have committed crimes? One woman named Georgina Rigby admitted to having previously had a relationship with a prison inmate.
“Thinking about it now, several years later, the letters allowed me to be intimate at a distance. To be my ‘best self’ without the physical and personal flaws that he’d encounter face to face,” she admitted to the Independent. She also added that she just wanted to be “wanted and liked”.
Perhaps for others, the attraction is superficial – with beauty being the main factor attracting them to their mugshot baes. And online flirting is nothing more than a little fun at a distance, perhaps similar to that of a crush on a celebrity. After all, these viral mugshots are allowing these people to become celebrities of sorts.
So do these mugshot baes find true love post-internet-fame? Perhaps. Jeremy Meeks, the original “hot felon”, divorced his wife of a decade earlier this year. Now he’s dating the ultrarich Topshop heiress Chloe Green. Is it true love? Only time will tell.
For now, let’s all try to find more legal ways to become rich and famous. In the meantime, we wish Marshala Perkin the very best of luck with her career as a makeup artist. We look forward to those tutorials and a hot new beauty line soon!