Friday 24 March 2017

Remember the 'Hot Convict'? He's been released from prison and ready to start a new life as a model

Jeremy Meeks, 30, was held on five weapons charges and one gang charge according to police in northern California (Stockton Police Department Facebook/AP)
Jeremy Meeks, 30, was held on five weapons charges and one gang charge according to police in northern California (Stockton Police Department Facebook/AP)
The image of Jeremy Meeks that went viral.
Jeremy Meeks makes a court appearance with his attorney Tai Bogan July 8, 2014 in Stockton, California. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
Jeremy Meeks with his new manager
Jeremy Meeks in a post after his release
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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.

Looking forward to my time on the lake with my kids

A photo posted by JEREMY MEEKS (@jmeeksofficial) on

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.

Jeremy Meeks with his new manager
Jeremy Meeks with his new manager

"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".

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