Crime doesn’t pay but, it would seem, fashion does.
Jeremy Meeks may be a former convicted criminal, but the only thing that’s criminal about the “hot felon” these days are his looks.
The former felon made his modelling debut on the runway for Phillip Plein’s A/W ’17 at New York Fashion Week.
He faced a tough crowd with the likes of Madonna, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Taylor Hill, Carine Roitfeld, Tiffany Trump, Kylie Jenner and Tyga all seated front row.
The Cut reports the up-coming male model opened the show wearing a black shiny puffer jacket with a fur hood. He walked twice in the show – once without a shirt and with a black felt hat.
Meeks shot to fame after a Californian police department posted his mugshot to their Facebook page in 2014.
Off the back of that viral moment, Meeks was offered a modelling contract with White Cross Management.
Meeks was released from jail in 2016 after serving a sentence for firearms charges.
Since then, the 6’1″ “hot mugshot guy” with the piercing blue eyes and a teardrop face tattoo has been hanging out with some famous names such as Anwar Hadid and keeping his 800,000 social media fans happy by posting regular modelling shots to his Instagram account.
There’s even been a recent Instagram snap of a shirtless Meeks hugging former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. On his account Meeks wrote: “It was great meeting you and your team @corineroitfeld, I look forward to seeing you soon.” On her account she wrote: “My new friend”.