Remember Jeremy Meeks? The criminal who’s mugshot went viral.
Well, now Jeremy Meeks is out of jail and ready to leave the thug life behind, as the 30-year-old is now a model.
The next time you see those baby-blue peepers might be in the pages of Vogue or GQ, as he has been signed to White Cross Management and is ready to start his new career.
His mugshot racked up more than 80,000 likes after it was posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page in 2014 when he was charged with possession of a firearm.
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omen offered to pay his bail and let him hide out at their houses, despite Meeks being a married man.
He got the meme treatment, with people photoshopping his mugshot into high fashion campaigns:
And now he is Instafamous too, with more than 30,000 followers.
In a post earlier today, he wrote: ‘I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers. I’m overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead. I’m ready.’
He told ABC last year that he had been putting in time at the gym to be ready for his close-ups when he left prison.
‘I eat healthy. I do a lot of push-ups, pull-ups, dips, burpees, and I stay very active,’ he said.
Previous reports suggested he was considering a career in Hollywood, with interest from agent Gina Rodriguez, who also represents Tanning Mom.
We hope Jeremy Meeks can find great success in his new carreer.