Hot mugshot guy Jeremy Meeks makes catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week

Meeks shot to fame when his mugshot was posted on a Californian police department's Facebook page in 2014.  Photo / Getty
Meeks shot to fame when his mugshot was posted on a Californian police department's Facebook page in 2014. Photo / Getty

America's hottest felon Jeremy Meeks was still walking the corridors of a Californian prison 12 months ago.

Now, the man who rose to fame as "hot felon" when his mugshot went viral has clearly traded up after making his debut on the New York Fashion Week catwalk, the Daily Mail reports.

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Meeks swapped his orange prison duds and handcuffs for couture on Monday night as he was spotted strutting down the runway for designer Philipp Plein.

Two years behind bars did little to dim Meeks' mugshot fame. Photo / Getty
Two years behind bars did little to dim Meeks' mugshot fame. Photo / Getty

The felon-turned-model put the same piercing blue eyes and chiseled cheekbones that catapulted him to fame on show as he modeled in front of a star studded front row including the likes of Kylie Jenner, Paris Hilton and Madonna.

His tear drop face ink and various hand tattoos were on display on the runway at New York's Public Library as he modeled a black puffa jacket with a fur-lined hood and black trousers.

The 6ft1 hunk was pictured shirtless backstage showcasing his chest and stomach tattoos prior to the show.

Meeks shot to fame when his mugshot was posted on a Californian police department's Facebook page in 2014.

Meeks was spotted shirtless backstage. Photo / Getty
Meeks was spotted shirtless backstage. Photo / Getty

He was handed a 27-month jail term in 2015 after being charged with illegally possessing firearms and ammo, carrying a loaded firearm in public and criminal street gang activity.

But two years behind bars did little to dim Meeks' mugshot fame.

He was quickly snapped up and signed with talent agency White Cross Management before he was even jailed as millions swooned over his good looks.

Meeks, who is married with three children, was released from prison in March 2016.
He started sharing modelling shots on his Instagram back in June before lying low just after Christmas.

Meeks popped up again on Sunday in New York when he posted a photo of himself hugging Carine Roitfeld - the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris.

- Daily Mail

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