‘Hot Felon’ Jeremy Meeks makes New York Fashion Week debut

Posted: 4:24 PM, Feb 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-14 17:58:34-05

NEW YORK — Remember Jeremy Meeks, the "hot felon"? His mugshot went viral after police posted it to Facebook, winning the hearts of women everywhere.

Now, he has traded in his orange jumpsuit for designer threads.

Meeks, 33, made his New York Fashion Week debut in designer Philipp Plein's show on Monday.

The criminally handsome Californian earned the nickname “Hot Felon” and became an internet sensation in 2014 after his mugshot for felony weapons charges went viral.

While he was still behind bars, Meeks signed with a modeling agency. He served two years in prison and was released last March.

On Monday, Meeks hit the runway donned in a black shirt, black pants, black boot and a black puffer coat with a fur hood.

Since his release from prison, Meeks has been keeping his fans happy with posts on his Instagram page, including a nod to NYFW and thanking everyone for believing in him.

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Big thanks to @philippplein78 for believing in me... Last night was epic !!! #NeighborHoodKingsNEWYORK @whitecrossmanagement @supamodelmanagement @carineroitfeld #supastar #epic #godisgood #blessed

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