Not everyone who's busted for felony weapons charges dreams of stalking the catwalks of Milan or starring in hit shows like "Sons of Anarchy" when they get out of prison, but not everyone has Jeremy "Hot Mugshot Guy" Meeks' baby blue eyes and full lips.
The Stockton, California, man who became Internet famous in 2014 when the police department posted his mugshot on Facebook, told ABC News he still receives hundreds of letters from supporters, and has signed with White Cross Management in hopes he can turn his viral mugshot fame into a modeling or acting career. On Twitter, fans posted photoshopped images of Meeks in advertising campaigns for brands like Dolce & Gabbana.
“I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life,” Meeks, who is in prison in Nevada, told ABC News. “I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful.”
Meeks was sentenced last month to 27 months in prison on weapons charges, but he hopes that he can be released in November for time served and good behavior, reports ABC.
“There is a sea of opportunities waiting for him,” his agent, Jim Jordan of White Cross Management, told ABC, and he is trying to get him endorsement deals, reality shows and modeling contracts.
But Allen Osborne, the men's division manager of New York City talent agency One Management, is skeptical of Meeks' modeling future.