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.