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'Hot Mugshot Guy' Jeremy Meeks Is Now a Runway Model

Esquire logo Esquire 15/2/2017 Scott Christian

There are many roads to becoming a runway model, although most of them don't involve going to federal prison. But where there's a will, there's a way. You might remember Jeremy Meeks from back in 2014, when his Stockton police mugshot went viral. He'd been arrested on a gun possession charge, and the combination of blue eyes, razor-sharp cheekbones, and flattering lighting made him an immediate internet sensation.

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Flash forward two years and it looks like Meeks is doing well for himself, walking in Philipp Plein's New York Fashion Week show and hanging out with a pretty impressive crowd. According to Meeks' manager Jim Jordan, he had received quite a few modeling offers upon his release, so it looks like he's found himself a legitimate new career.

My new friend @jmeeksofficial

A post shared by Carine Roitfeld (@carineroitfeld) on Feb 12, 2017 at 12:43pm PST

For any aspiring models out there, it'd probably (read: definitely) be best to avoid the mugshot route to a full-time gig. But good luck to Meeks. It's nice to see a former convict find a happy ending.

'Hot Mugshot Guy' Jeremy Meeks Is Now a Runway Model © Getty 'Hot Mugshot Guy' Jeremy Meeks Is Now a Runway Model

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