Remember the guy dubbed “Prison Bae” from his mugshot that took the internet by storm a couple years ago? Well, he’s a runway model now.
Jeremy Meeks, shedding his ex-convict past for a future in the fashion industry, has made his debut as a runway model at Phillip Plein’s New York Fashion Week showcase Monday night. Sporting a puffy long black puffy jacket with a fur trimmed hood over a black bomber jacket and motorcycle inspired pants (along with his recognizable tattooed tear drop), the 33 year old newfound model walked in front of a star-studded crowd, including the likes of Madonna, Kylie Jenner, and Paris Hilton.
Meeks was sentenced for a gun possession charge in 2014 but seems to have turned his life around since. Upon his release, he signed with a modeling agency in 2016, amassed an Instagram with nearly 800,000 followers, been seen alongside former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, and now walking in NYFW shows.
Oh, the power of the going viral. We wonder where this will next take Meeks’ career.