Jeremy Meeks' talent agent says Meeks is going to walk in the fashion shows in Paris.
Do you remember Jeremy Meeks? You know the guy who had the hottest mug shot in Facebook history in 2014? Last we heard was that he wanted to launch a modeling career. So where is he now? Well, according to the New York
magazine story, "The Felon is Hot," his life has completely changed since going viral.
Even though Meeks will not be released from jail until July 7, New York
was able to speak with his talent agent who is described as a tanned, with bleached-blond hair that swoops up and out in a way that might cause people his age to recall the band A Flock of Seagulls.
Jeremey Meeks talent agent, Jim Jordan, is supposedly the guy who discovered Gigi Hadid, the supermodel who covers magazines, fashion shows and one of the hottest models in the fashion industry.
You know, I discovered Gigi Hadid, says Jordan, who has a Trumpian ability to take any thread and spin it into a self-affirming tale of questionable authenticity. Hed spotted Hadid on the beach, he says, with a friend who knew her parents, and taken some pictures, but it didnt work out. But Mohamed, her father, is all like, You discovered Gigi! he finishes. Im not out in the world saying, I discovered Gigi. But thats what happened.
But, Jeremy Meeks' talent agent believes that Meeks is going to walk on runways in Paris. Hes going to walk in the shows in Paris, says Jordan. In addition, Meeks plans on getting his tattoos as soon as possible in order to step away from the gangster image. I dont want Jeremy just going on shows and being like, Hey, Im a prisoner, says Jordan.
But, it's important to remember how Jeremy Meeks went viral in the first place. Meeks dropped out of school in 10th grade and left home. At the young age of 18 he stole a car and spent two years in prison. He later did 71 days on separate forgery charges. He was arrested after police raided his home and found a gun in his truck. When describing the mugshot as a "virtual work of art," New York
Later he would tell Jordan it was the realization that he was well and truly screwed that caused him, when he faced the camera for his mug shot, to pout ever so slightly, and cock his head in a way that not only emphasized his cheekbones but also played down the gang-related tattoos on his neck while rendering almost poignant the teardrop inked just below his left eye.
I guess you never know when you are going to become famous.
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