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Smooth Criminal: Jeremy Meeks becomes the internet’s most in demand male model

Freya Drohan

Published 21/06/2014 | 12:27

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The blue-eyed felon from the US has stolen the hearts of women across the world and now, thanks to Photoshop, his parody modelling shots have set the internet alight.

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A mugshot of the 30-year-old posted to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page went viral, garnering over 30,000 likes in one day, thanks to Jeremy’s insouciant bad boy charm.

Not that we’re shallow....

Now that his name is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, the Northern Californian native has become something of a male modelling sensation.

Doctored images of him starring in campaigns for fashion brands such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, Givenchy and  Calvin Klein have been doing the rounds on social media and blogs.

Speaking from prison, the dad of one was told of his new fame.

“I appreciate that, but I want you to know this is really not me. I am not a kingpin”, he told ABC News in Sacramento, California.

Meeks was one of four men arrested on charges of illegal weapon possession, however his family are adamant that he has put his criminal past behind him.

His mother, Katherine Angier, started a GoFundIt page, and attested that her son is a “working man” with “no gang affiliations” and was on his way to work when he was arrested.

The Northern Californian man is currently on bail of approximately €660,000.

Surely one of these fashion brands will foot the bill for their new pin up?

 

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