In 2014, Jeremy Meeks was facing a long stint in a Californian prison. But after millions swooned over his sexy mugshot, the “hot felon” has traded the long arm of the law for the long stretch of the catwalk as he made his debut at New York Fashion Week this week.

Meeks was spotted strutting down the runway for designer Philipp Plein. Far from appearing in front of a judge, the 6′ 1″ hunk modeled in front of a star studded front row including the likes of Kylie Jenner, Paris Hilton, and Madonna. 

The felon-turned-model dazzled the runway with the same piercing blue eyes and chiseled cheekbones that made him a viral sensation.


The bad boy model’s tear drop face ink and various hand tattoos were on full display as he strutted down the runway at New York’s Public Library.

Meeks was also pictured shirtless backstage showcasing his chest and stomach tattoos prior to the show.


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

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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.