Former “hot felon” Jeremy Meeks walked the runway at Cannes, hung out with Paris Hilton

You may know him as the “hot felon,” but Jeremy Meeks has a new life as a runway model, and he is werrrking it. This week, the blue-eyed former convict was spotted walking the runway for Philipp Plein in Cannes, France, looking equal parts sophisticated and edgy in a black denim jacket and matching pants from Plein’s Cruise 2018 collection.

After the show, Meeks partied with Paris Hilton (as one does) and mingled with his fellow models. And — lucky for you — Meeks was photographed shirtless after stomping the catwalk, and you might want to sit down for this one.

Here’s the model on the runway.


Work those tattoos, bae.

Here he is with America’s favorite party girl.


Cute dress, Paris.

And here he is *ahem* sans shirt.


*Fans self*

Meeks, and his delightfully baby blue peepers, burst into our collective consciousness back in 2014 when his (beautiful) mugshot was released to the world via Facebook. Arrested on weapons and gang-related charges, he was eventually released in March 2016 and was immediately offered a modeling contract.


(That’s his mugshot above, by the way, in case you’d forgotten why his face originally went viral.)

Since his release, Meeks has graced the cover of Man About Town magazine, and even walked the runway for Plein at New York Fashion Week earlier this year.

This is one man who can say he’s really, truly living his best life.