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'Hot Convict' Jeremy Meeks Is Released From Prison, Eyes Modeling Career


Everyone’s favorite felon, Jeremy Meeks, is trading the prison yard for the runway as the “hot convict” has been released from the lockup and is embarking on a new modeling career - much to the delight of his admirers.

Meeks became an internet sensation when his handsome mugshot was posted online after he was arrested in June 2014 in California. He had been found carrying a loaded .45 caliber pistol during a gang sweep, officials said.

But it seemed no one cared about what landed him behind bars, as the attractive 32-year-old’s mugshot quickly racked up more than 100,000 likes on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page.

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“I could never get sick of this mugshot,” one admirer wrote on the picture.

“Holy moly! He’s hot!” another of the almost 27,000 comments read.

Having served time in 2002 for grand theft, Meeks was sentenced in July 2015 to 27 months in prison. He was released on Tuesday.

The married father of three posted on Instagram before his release that he was “looking forward to reuniting with my family.”

“Looking forward to my time on the lake with my kids,” he captioned an Instagram photo showing him shirtless and smiling behind the wheel of a boat.

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He also posted a photo with his agent, Jim Jordan, thanking his followers for their “love, support and prayers” and noting that he was ready for what is to come.

"We have a lot in store regarding Jeremy’s new career. There are a multitude of offers on the table,” Jordan told the New York Daily News.

Meeks had signed with two Hollywood agents and was reportedly looking at a reality TV role before he went to prison.

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