From orange jumpsuit to designer garb, Jeremy “hot felon” Meeks just made his runway debut during the New York Fashion Week. Many people remember Jeremy Meeks as the guy with probably one of the most widely-shared mugshots on social media. The former prisoner is now a full-time model, after serving a two-year sentence behind bars.
Jeremy Meeks: Former Prisoner Now A Full-Time Model
Meeks made headlines after police arrested him for illegally possessing firearms and ammo in 2014. However, news of his arrest made waves online for a different reason. Many swooned over his mugshot, and dubbed him plentiful names such as hot felon, prisonbae, and others that speak of his machismo.
Two years after his arrest, White Cross Management signed him up to be a bona fide member of the agency. Complex even reports that he was released in March 2016 and found himself with “immediate modeling offers.”
In a statement, his manager Jim Jordan told the LA Times that Meeks was excited about his new career. “There are a multitude of offers on the table. Jeremy is humbled and grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers for him and his family,” Jordan said.
— Cynthy Gwebu (@CGwebuOfficial) February 15, 2017
Jeremy Meeks: Hot Felon Makes Runway Debut
New York Daily News also notes that the 33-year-old hunk graced the New York Fashion Week runaway on Monday. The blue-eyed hunk walked in designer Philipp Plein’s creations. He wore a dark ensemble comprising a black puffer coat with a fur hood and a black jacket, black pants, and stylish black boots.
The felon-turned-model flaunted his chiseled cheekbones and gorgeous blue eyes on stage. The very same features that catapulted him to fame as he made his debut in front of a star-studded event. Stars like Paris Hilton, Madonna, and Kylie Jenner, and Tyga witnessed Meeks’ first fashion walk.
The outlet also reports how the model was shirtless backstage. His inked chest and stomach wowing the audience with his athletic built.
It seems that Meeks also made good use of his time during the all-star event. That is, making new friends in the fashion industry. He took to Instagram to share a photo with French fashion icon Carine Roitfeld, which could only spell out more fashion gigs for the Hot Felon in the future.
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