You know Hot Felon. The beautiful man with baby blue eyes that looked straight at the mugshot camera, but also at your soul, like he knew you, really, really knew you? The man who, sure, got arrested for grand theft and illegal firearm possession but had a jawline so sharp that it cut straight through your emotional walls? The man whose mugshot went viral, made you click, made you go damn? The man who you forgot about a week later because Alex from Target or Eyebrow Goat Guy or Cash Me Outside Girl caught your alarmingly short attention span? Yeah, that Hot Felon. Well, he’s recently been on a yacht in Monaco with his new girlfriend, Topshop heiress Chloe Green. It was reported that Meeks split from his wife earlier this year, after she stayed with him throughout his prison sentence.
Yes, while you’re doing whatever you do, Jeremy Meeks, aka Hot Felon, is living his best life. He’s sunning on an estimated $130-million boat called Lionheart. He’s rubbing tuxedo-elbows with royalty at Prince Albert II’s Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean. He’s showing off his Gucci backpack, which we know because we saw pictures of it, because yes, Meeks gets trailed by paparazzi now.
As other Internet phenomena have faded into oblivion, Jeremy Meeks’s star is only shining brighter. After signing a modeling contract while still on the inside, Meeks broke onto the fashion scene mere months after he was released from prison: In 2017 alone, he’s walked in several Philipp Plein shows, attended the exclusive amfAR Gala at Cannes, and started dating the heir of one of Britain’s largest fortunes.
When Meeks’s mugshot was making the rounds, some people criticized the attention he was getting, which speaks fairly to the Internet’s fickle (often unwarranted) love of all things pretty and chiseled. But the story has become all the more fascinating after Meeks clearly capitalized on what could have been a very brief moment in Internet history. He’s now on superyachts, posing with Carine Roitfeld, and on a Harry Winston step and repeat. It’s all documented on his Instagram, which is verified and 1.4 million followers strong.
Hot Felon? As Mugatu from Zoolander put it, he’s “so hot right now.”