Remember the 'Hot Convict'? He's been released from prison and ready to start a new life as a model
A 'smooth criminal' whose 'hot mugshot' melted the hearts of female admirers around the world looks set for fame in the fashion industry.
Jeremy Meeks (32) was sentenced to more than two years in jail for possession of a firearm last year but has been released early for good behaviour.
The convict’s mugshot went viral and drew thousands of admirers and went viral after it was posted on Stockton Police Department's Facebook page, attracting comments like: "Apparently, it is a crime to look this fine."
The photogenic convict was signed by the White Cross Management, a California-based talent agency.
Upon his release, Meeks was met by his agent Jim Jordan outside the prison.
"I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers," Meeks captioned one photo, pictured next to his agent, Jim Jordan.
"I'm overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead. I'm ready @jimjordanphotography and @whitecrossmanagement."
In another Instagram post, Meeks is pictured on a boat with the caption: "Looking forward to time on the lake with my kids."
His agent is also excited about the former prisoner's future.
"We have a lot in store regarding Jeremy's new career," Mr Jordan said in a statement.
"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."
Police have previously described Meeks as "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area".