Jeremy Meeks

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Jeremy Meeks
Jeremy Meeks Mug Shot.jpg
The mug shot of Meeks that went viral after its publication by the City of Stockton Police Department.
Born Jeremy Ray Meeks
(1984-04-07) April 7, 1984 (age 34)
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Occupation Model
Years active 2016-present
Known for Mug shot
Spouse(s) Melissa Meeks (m. 2008-2018)
Partner(s) Chloe Green (2017-present)
Children 2
Modeling information
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Agency WCM

Jeremy Ray Meeks (born February 7, 1984) is an American fashion model. Meeks is also a convicted felon and former member of the Crips. He first came to prominence after his arrest in 2014 during a gang sweep called Operation Ceasefire in Stockton, California,[1] after which police posted his mug shot on Facebook and it went viral. Meeks was convicted of federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and grand theft.[2] Upon his release from Mendota Federal Correctional Institution in March 2016,[3] Meeks began a modeling career.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Meeks was born in Washington on February 7, 1984, and is the son of Katherine Angier[6] and brother of Emery Meeks.[7]

In 2002, Meeks was charged with robbery and corporal injury to a child. Meeks had violently assaulted a 16-year-old boy when he was 18. After taking a plea deal, he was sentenced to serve two years in a California prison, during which he admitted to being a member of the North Side Gangster Crips.[8]

Modeling career[edit]

While still in prison and serving a 27-month sentence, Meeks, dubbed "hot felon" by the media, was discovered by Jim Jordan and signed a modeling contract with White Cross Management.[9]

During New York Fashion Week in February 2017, Meeks made his runway debut.[10] After his appearance, Vogue magazine described him as a "buff bad boy".[11]

In June 2017, he was on the catwalk during Milan Fashion Week, walking for German fashion designer Philipp Plein.[12]

In August 2017, Meeks appeared in a campaign for Israeli sunglasses fashion house Carolina Lemke, partially owned by Bar Refaeli.[13] The campaign tagged Meeks' background as different than Refaeli's, who appeared in the campaign alongside Meeks, stating, "There has never been a mix like this."[14]

Music videos[edit]

In 2018, he appeared in the music video WiFi by Russian pop singer Olga Buzova.[15][16]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2017, it was reported that Meeks is in a relationship with Chloe Green, the daughter of businessman Philip Green. On May 29, 2018, Green gave birth to the couple's first son, Jayden Meeks-Green.[17] Meeks also has an older child from his previous marriage to Melissa Meeks.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barsh, Emily. "Jeremy 'Hot Felon' Meeks: Convict to cover model? - HLNtv.com". hlntv.com. 
  2. ^ "'Hot mugshot guy' Jeremy Meeks has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  3. ^ Newman, Vicki (14 February 2017). "Everything you need to know about hot convict turned NYFW model Jeremy Meeks". 
  4. ^ Rocha, Veronica (9 March 2016). "'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks released from federal prison and gets job offers" – via LA Times. 
  5. ^ "The 'hot felon' is now a successful model". independent.co.uk. 19 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Griffiths, Josie; Waring, Olivia (2017-08-08). "Who is Jeremy Meeks? 'World's hottest felon' who is dating Chloe Green and was in prison for gang-related crime". The Sun. Retrieved 2017-08-14. 
  7. ^ McAfee, Tierney (2014-06-20). "Jeremy Meeks: Sexy Felon Is A 'Crips Member,' Police Say". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2017-08-14. 
  8. ^ meganrosshl (2014-06-21). "Jeremy Meeks: Beat Up Teenager To A 'Pulp' In 2002 — Report". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2017-08-14. 
  9. ^ "Jeremy Meeks: Hottie Thug Signs Modeling Contract". People. 4 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Lang, Cady. "'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks Makes His Fashion Week Debut". Time. 
  11. ^ ""Hot Felon" Jeremy Meeks Makes His Runway Debut at Philipp Plein". vogue.com. 
  12. ^ "Hot Felon Jeremy Meeks and His Shirtless Bod Are on the Runway Again". Cosmopolitan. 19 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Bar Refaeli to star in ad with 'world's hottest felon'". Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  14. ^ "Carolina Lemke | קרולינה למקה". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  15. ^ "'World's hottest felon' arrives in Moscow to star in Russian music video". Russia Beyond the Headlines. 
  16. ^ Ольга Бузова - WIFI ( Премьера клипа, 2018). 
  17. ^ "'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks Welcomes Son Jayden with Girlfriend Chloe Green". 
  18. ^ "Topshop heiress Chloe Green has had a baby with 'hot felon' Jeremy Meeks". 

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