Mugshot of Meagan Mccullough nee Simmons gets wedding proposals
This mugshot portrait of Meagan Mccullough nee Simmons has led to marriage proposals and declarations of love. Picture: Hillsborough County
A MUGSHOT of a woman has gone viral, prompting declarations of love from across the world and even marriage proposals.
Yet the mugshot of the “attractive convict”, arrested for allegedly drink driving, is not a model or actress as people presumed. It’s a mother-of-four, who is a medical assistant, from Florida, US.
Meagan Mccullough, 27, of Zephyrhills, as she was then known, was arrested for DUI in July 2010 leading to her mugshot being taken in an orange jumpsuit. Her natural good looks meant yesterday, three years on, it caught the attention of the sharing website Reddit and soon spread around the internet like wildfire, MailOnline reported.
Men fashioned memes adding captions to the mugshot such as ‘GUILTY – of taking my breath away’, ‘Arrested for breaking and entering – YOUR HEART’ and ‘Tell me what she did so I can end up in the same jail’.
Social media sites were overtaken by comments from men wanting to marry her, looking for her phone number and asking if she is a model.
Even on the arrest site men have written of instant love for her mugshot.
Love and marriage… Meagan Mccullough nee Simmons. Picture: Facebook
“The eyes of the sky. And hair like woven silk. I have taken photos of thousands of woman and never seen one with what you have in those eyes breath taking you are.
“I hope if you have a man he takes care of you and showers you with love and tenderness. If we were together you would need for nothing . I would go to the ends of the earth just to make you happy,” a man posted.
Another asks her to move to Ireland.
“What’s up with that surname, you must have Irish heritage? You got bar work experience?
“Come to Ireland, I’ll put you up for a while and you can work in my friends pub while you find your feet, look up your family history and then move on to something better.
“Over here, we don’t call you a criminal for driving drunk (unless repeatedly caught). I’m not joking by the way.”
Meagan, now separated from her husband and going by her maiden name Simmons, is baffled by the sudden interest and bemused by the obsession with the mugshot picture she thinks “is terrible”.
“I had just been crying when the photo was taken and I was drunk. I knew I’d caused a lot of trouble and my parents were really upset and I was really upset. I wasn’t thinking about how I looked at all,” she told Mail Online.
“I don’t think it’s that good a picture – there are other ones I would prefer.”
Meagan said the interest was overwhelming and said had to block a lot of users.