'Prison Bae' is back . . . and on the runway at New York Fashion Week
Felon's mug shot officially launches his modeling career.
Yesha Callahan, The Root | 2/15/2017, 8:01 a.m.
Momma, he’s made it!
Jeremy Meeks, the man dubbed #PrisonBae after his mug shot went viral, made his New York Fashion Week runway debut in Phillipp Plein’s show Monday.
In 2014, Meeks caught the world’s attention after he was arrested in Stockton, Calif., and taken into custody and booked on five felony weapons charges and one gang charge. The Stockton Police Department then posted his mug shot to its Facebook page, and the rest, as they say, is viral photo history.
Although Meeks was sentenced to two years in prison, he managed to line himself up with a manager, who has taken control over his face and career since Meeks was released in March 2016.
During his NYFW debut, Meeks had some pretty heavy hitters following him on the runway. Plein’s show also included Young Thug, Desiigner, Fetty Wap, Sofia Richie, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Olivia Culpo.
Here’s to Meeks turning his life around for the better!