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‘Hot Felon’ released from prison, pursuing modeling career

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 20:31:17-05

The California felon, whose mugshot from a June 2014 arrest went viral and garnered him the nickname ‘hot felon’, has been released from prison and is now pursuing a career in modeling.

Jeremy Meeks shot to fame after his mugshot on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and women across the country swooned over his ‘dreamy’ and ‘model-esque’ looks.

The mug shot of Meeks has gotten over 100,000 likes, 12,000 shares and 27,000 comments to date.

Now that Meeks is out, his agent Jim Jordan, of White Cross Management told Buzzfeed the husband and father of three is now considering his options.

“We’re putting everything in place,” Jordan said. “We’re in talks with a lot of different agencies. There’s movies on the table. We have a lot of different things happening.”

In a recent post on Meeks Instagram page, he thanked everyone for their support.

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I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers. I'm overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead. I'm ready @jimjordanphotography and @whitecrossmanagement #jeremymeeks #jimjordan #whitecrossmanagement

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“I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers. I’m overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead. I’m ready,” Meeks said in the post.

Meeks was arrested with three other suspects in a gang-round in 2014. He was found guilty of gun possession charges in federal court, and sentenced to 27 months in February 2015. He only served a year, and according to the federal prison system