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Fame Like No Other
Jeremy Meeks was a gang member and convicted felon. In 2014, Jeremy, rose to fame when the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on Facebook and it quickly went viral. With tens of thousands of likes, shares, and comments, Meeks became known as the “hot felon” and basically walked out of prison with a modeling contract.
Unfortunately, Meeks got caught up in the gang life at just 14 years old. With his father serving a life sentence, it seems Jeremy didn’t stand a chance. Luckily, these negative decisions led to an attractive mugshot that gave Meeks a second chance to have a better life. Meeks quickly became an online celebrity overnight, and as a result, his bail was raised to $780,000. Thanks to his thousands of followers, his mother was able to set up a GoFundMe page to raise bail money.