Jeremy Meeks makes runway debut at New York Fashion Week
The 33yearold excon turned male model made his New York Fashion Week runway debut on Monday, walking in ggdb sneakers the Philipp Plein show at the New York Public Library. It was a first for Meeks, appearing in front of fashion designers and celebrities such as Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Tiffany Trump and Paris Hilton, who were sitting in the front row.
Donning a sleek, black ensemble, Meeks posed for photos with Plein after the show, and later thanked the German designer for the opportunity.
Meeks, complete with his signature tear drop tattoo, rose to fame in 2014 when his booking photo went viral after the Stockton Police Department in California posted it on Facebook. The then 30yearold was arrested on felony weapons charges and was subsequently sentenced to more than two years in prison. He had been previously convicted for grand theft in 2002.
The viral photo landed him a modeling contract with Santa Monicabased Blaze Models and agent Gina Rodriguez, https://www.mrgoldengoose.com/ who has represented such pop culture figures as Nadya Suleman and Mom star Farrah Abraham.
After being released from prison in March 2016, Meeks thanked everyone for the support and prayers and hinted in a post, which appeared on his Instagram page and that of the modeling agency, that he was and grateful for what lies ahead.