Handsome felon Jeremy Meeks became an internet sensation back in 2014 when his police mugshot went viral.
Fast-forward three years and he’s made his New York Fashion Week debut on the runway for Philipp Plein.
The 33-year-old was arrested in February 2014 and sentenced to 27 months in prison for possessing an illegal firearm but, after his photo was shared on Facebook, he gained a huge following.
Thousands of swooning replies and hashtags later, the ex-convict signed a modelling contract before being released from prison and is now represented by London model management agency SUPA.
“I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers,” he said after signing.
“I'm overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead.”
Yesterday, Jeremy made it to the runway at New York Fashion Week for the first time, walking for Philipp Plein’s first show in the US.
Hosted at New York’s landmark Public Library, the model was joined by American rappers Young Thug, Desiigner and Fetty Wap for a collection that featured people dressed as Statues of Liberty, Elvis impersonators and Times Square’s famous naked cowboy.
Last season’s catwalk cameo, Paris Hilton sat front row this time round with none other than Madonna, Kylie Jenner and Tiffany Trump.
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