Felon Jeremy Meeks, Who Rose to Fame because of His Looks, Is Out of Prison


Jeremy Meeks, whose mugshot from a June 2014 arrest went viral and earned him the nickname “hot felon,” is out of prison and hoping to make some money off his dreamy eyes and square jaw. 

His mugshot was shared on Stockton, Calif., police’s Facebook page after a multi-agency operation. Meeks’ photo quickly caught the eye of thousands; his mugshot has been shared 12,730 times, garnered nearly 27,000 comments and been reproduced in countless memes.

At the time of his arrest, and growing popularity, there were rumors of a modeling career in his future.

Now that he’s out, that looks like a real possibility. His Instagram account references White Cross Management. Buzzfeed talked to Meeks’ agent, Jim Jordan, who said they were in talks with “a lot of different agencies. There’s movies on the table. We have a lot of different things happening.”

Meeks last posted on March 8 and said, “Looking forward to my time on the lake with my kids.”

The dad and husband was found guilty of gun possession charges in federal court, and sentenced to 27 months in February 2015. He only served a year, and according to the federal prison system, he is assigned to a halfway house, where he’ll be offered employment counseling, job placement, financial management assistance and other programs and services.

Source: KXTV-TV, Sacramento, Calif.