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Jeremy Meeks transforming from ‘hot felon’ to ‘model with a message’

 Jeremy Meeks (Photo Credit: Stockton Police Department)

Jeremy Meeks (Photo Credit: Stockton Police Department)

The “hot felon” might soon be America’s next top model with a cause.

Jeremy Meeks, known by many for his June 2014 mugshot that left many ladies pining over his striking features, is set to be released from federal custody July 7. He’s currently out of jail for good behavior and under house arrest.

Upon release, the husband and father hopes to embark upon a modeling career. As previously reported, Meeks, a former forklift operator, signed with talent agent Jim Jordan from White Cross Management in Los Angeles.

In addition to looking forward to gracing magazine covers and strutting down catwalks around the world, the inmate has hinted that he wants to improve himself and serve his community.

In an effort to improve his bad boy image, reportedly, Meeks wants to remove all of his tattoos when he gets out of custody. This includes a teardrop under his left eye, which often symbolizes that the inked person is a murderer, among other things. Apparently, Jordan expressed this during a Facetime conversation with agent Jim Jordan. “As soon as possible. My kids are at the age when they ask questions. I want them to know this is not the life. I don’t want them to think, ‘My dad is that, so I have to be that,’” he said when asked if he wants the tattoos removed.

In a recent New York Magazine interview, Jordan also revealed that his client stays in the gym and out of trouble. He’s working on his six-pack and looking forward to seeing the world. Jordan revealed that while Meeks was in prison, he missed out on opportunities to crossover into film, including a role starring in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.

Jordan also pointed out that Meeks’ changes don’t stop at his exterior. In the New York Magazine interview, he claims his client also wants to stop others from going down his dark path. Jordan shared that Meeks plans to “help get guns out of kids’ hands.”

This shift presents a strong message from Meeks, who was arrested in 2014. While he was a convicted felon at the time, Meeks visited the home of a known gang member during a drug raid. When officers caught up with Meeks, they discovered that he had marijuana and a 9mm cartridge in the car. They also found an unregistered, loaded pistol in the trunk. He was found guilty of one count of being a felon with a firearm.



6 Comments

  1. Jmarie on June 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

    It’s so heartbreaking and unfortunate that not many ppl see that this new found low of society embracing & rewarding ” bad” behavior has & will continue to inevitably result in more bad ass kids who become dangerous adults. It’s no wonder young ppl are acting a damn fool on social media including harming ppl all in an attempt At fame even if it’s 15 minutes. We are all to blame for this mayhem taking place in our country , around our communities . Stop rewarding bad behavior & recognize the kids who are busting their asses in school, pursuing a higher education , who are truly making an effort to be productive citizens of society and won’t beat the hell out of us when we pass them in the streets. Wake up already everybody. Demand & want better.. This guy Jeremy isn’t it!!

    • guest on June 1, 2016 at 11:42 am

      I agree we need to stop rewarding bad behavior but I also believe in second chances and he seems to be sincere in trying to turn his life around. He could have easily capitalized on his new found fame and not said a word about giving back.

      • you'n me on June 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

        That’s it. He’s just saying he will give back. All he wants to do is become famous and make a lot of money and travel the world. The rest is just bla bla bla…

    • Sol Rothstein on June 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      YOU are saying what EVERY GOOD BLACK PERSON is saying.

      We don’t give second chances when you have already had A MILLION CHANCES.

      Get to the BACK OF THE LINE…sorry

  2. bee on June 2, 2016 at 2:12 am

    IF WE EVER GONNA CHANGE KIDS DIRECTION WE MUST
    1. have an age limit on fb with pic of drivers licence to verify you
    2. cell phone designed for kids with parents able to program numbers they permitt and a track system parents fined for kid owning an adult cell phone
    3. twitter use the same id card screen
    4. kid friendly laptops hit a code and kid cant get into nothing but kid friendly stuff parent program.. .. in
    5. guns not allowed in home with kids without a lock box
    fiine by police random checks hugh fine if gun not registered
    7. school teach sex education hiv herpes and pregnancy u dont see many teen pregnancie anymore due to socia media kids are home on comutors

    i could go on

    • Sol Rothstein on June 2, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Why do you even need FB or twitter, in your child’s life.

      YOU ARE THE PROBLEM…social media should NOT include anyone under 18 yrs old.

      Just as drinking, military service, and getting a gun.