"Hot Felon" resurfaces
Jeremy Meeks got a lot of attention after his mugshot went viral and people dubbed him the ‘hot felon.’ Even though he was in jail he received loads of modelling offers. He wants to pursue acting and modelling and did end up signing with an agency, White Cross Management.
Meek’s was a forklift operator and he was arrested February 2015 for illegally possessing firearms and ammo, carrying a loaded firearm in public and criminal gang activity. He was given a 27 month jail sentence for his crimes. He procured an early release and was put on house arrest.
Meeks grew up in a poor household in the small town of Stockton, California. He was involved with the Northern Crips which is a branch of the infamous L.A. gang. A spokesperson for the police said about Meeks ‘he’s one of the most violent criminals in the area.’ But after his mugshot went viral and he signed with White Cross Management, it seems Meeks is ready to take another avenue in life. His agent Jim Jordan said that he is nothing like the man being portrayed by the media and reports, he is not a tough criminal but rather a soft spoken family man who is overwhelmed with the attention. Meeks shared his first headshots on his instagram recently.
Meeks was released early and put on house arrest because of his good behaviour. He told ABC news before his release ‘I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life. I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful.’ He also revealed that he keeps a very active lifestyle arrest and eats healthy to make sure he is camera ready when he has to be. His agent Jordan said ‘We’ve had contact with a lot of big brands. We have major, major fashion brands, designers on the table. We have movies offers, we have book deals on the table we have reality non-scripted television on the table, we have pilots on the table, we have club openings in Dubai, Vegas and all over the world.’ Once his house arrest ends he will be able to fully pursue all the opportunities his newfound fame has gained him......... ....... ..... ............... .......