10/03/2016 07:55 GMT | Updated 10/03/2016 07:59 GMT

'Hot Mugshot Guy' Jeremy Meeks Is Out Of Prison And Now He's A Model

Remember Jeremy Meeks, aka the 'hot mugshot guy'? His photo racked up more than 80,000 likes in 2014 when it was posted on the Stockton Police Department Facebook page.

Meeks' model looks had people seriously swooning: some Photoshopped his mugshot onto high fashion campaigns, while others offered him jobs in the fashion industry - which he couldn't exactly take, as he was behind bars.

But now his time has finally come. Meeks has been released from prison (where he was sentenced for possession of a firearm) and has signed a lucrative new modelling contract with White Cross Management - who also discovered Victoria's Secret model Taylor Hill.

Sharing the above photo with his 40,000 Instagram followers, posing alongside White Cross model scout Jim Jordan, Meeks confirmed the happy news.

"I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support and prayers," he wrote. "I'm overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead. I'm ready."

Watch this space.


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