His mugshot racked up more than 80,000 likes after it was posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page in 2014 when he was charged with possession of a firearm.
As the attention poured in, Meeks was offered product endorsements and modeling contracts. Women offered to pay his bail and let him hide out at their houses.
Meeks is now a free man and ready to get out there and see what the modeling world has to offer. He took to his Instagram and posted the following:
‘I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers. I’m overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead. I’m ready.’
He told ABC News that he had been putting in time at the gym to be ready for his close-ups when he left prison.
‘I eat healthy. I do a lot of push-ups, pull-ups, dips, burpees, and I stay very active.’
Mr. Meeks isn’t the only good looking criminal offered the chance to cash in on his “killer looks.”
Stephanie Beaudoin, of Canada also made headlines after she was offered modeling contracts as a result of being arrested on theft charges. The media nicknamed her, The World’s Hottest Thief, when her mugshot went viral on Facebook.
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