Meet Jeremy Meeks, a convicted felon, who is so damn good looking… you could even say it’s criminal. Back in 2014, his life changed forever. At the time, he was behind bars for possession of a firearm AND grand theft… You might think that this story starts and ends there. After all, once you’re in jail, it’s pretty much game over, right? Wrong!
When his mug shot was posted on Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page two years ago, it quickly went viral. It seemed that the world (and the internet) just couldn’t get enough of this guys chiseled good looks! With high cheek bones, full lips and piercing blue eyes, Jeremy looked more like a model than an inmate. Pretty soon, the picture was shared over 20,000 times online, and it wasn’t long before other people started to notice the attention this guy was getting.
Jim Jordan from White Cross Management, a big talent agency, noticed how very popular Jeremy, who was nicknamed ‘hot felon,’ was getting. He knew that he just HAD to snap him up before anybody else did!
So, despite the fact that he was STILL behind bars at the time, Jeremy signed a contract with the agency for both acting and modelling.
Earlier this month, he was finally released from prison, and says that he is looking forward to pursuing jobs in the limelight. That’s right, despite his criminal past, Jeremy is turning over a new leaf and starting afresh.
This week, he took to Instagram to let the world know how very excited he is to be starting his new life. In a comment, 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.”
So, what’s next for the guy? Well, according to his talent agent, there is a WHOLE LOT in the pipeline. “We’re putting everything in place,’ Jordan told Buzzfeed. “We’re in talks with a lot of different agencies. There’s movies on the table. We have a lot of different things happening.”