Photography: Albert Urso
Remember Jeremy Meeks, the so-called “hot mugshot guy” that the internet collectively fell for after his freakishly flattering mugshot went viral? Well, guess what, he’s still hot. Hot enough, in fact, that he was spotted on the runway at Phillipp Plein this week sporting an all-black, fur-trimmed ensemble and flashing that trademark icy stare.
Meeks, who was arrested in 2014 for the possession of illegal firearms, was released from prison in 2016, but not before signing a modeling contract with White Cross Management. That’s right, he signed a modeling contract while behind bars. What of it?
Clearly, he’s been using his NYFW debut as the prime networking opportunity that it is. Here he is posing shirtless with Carine Roitfeld backstage! Does this mean there’s a chance we’ll see him in a CR Fashion Book editorial sometime soon? Please say yes.
At Philipp Plein, Meeks walked alongside the likes of Hanne Gaby Odiele, Elsa Hosk, Sofia Richie, Fetty Wap and Pete Wentz (yes, you read that right). Madonna, Kylie Jenner and Paris Hilton sat front row.
As people who become memes go, it would appear Meeks is having better luck than most (though you never know what could happen with the “Cash Me Outside” girl). And unfortunately for pretty much all of us, he also appears to be happily married and the father of two sons.