The 'Sexy Felon' whose mugshot went massively viral is planning for his modelling career from jail

Remember Jeremy Meeks?

If the name sounds familiar but you can’t quite place him, let us remind you of this photo:


Jeremy Meeks is the “sexy mugshot guy,” whose sultry booking photo went massively viral in the Spring of 2014 when people all over the world saw his photo on the Stockton Police Department Facebook page and declared he was hot enough to be a model.

Some even went as far as to Photoshop Meeks into Calvin Klein ads.

Now, Meeks is launching his modelling career from behind bars.  ABC News reports “Meeks says he is exercising in prison to prepare for his modelling career after signing with the White Cross Management agency, saying he wants to appear in a show like ‘Sons of Anarchy.”‘

“I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life,” he told ABC News from his Nevada prison cell. He also maintains that he was not posing for his now infamous mugshot, but rather, “thinking about his family.”

Meeks, who is married and has one son, said he strives to stay healthy while serving his sentence, but remains surprised that so many people found him to be attractive.

You can watch the full video from ABC News here:

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