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Jeremy Meeks, the 'Hot Mugshot Guy,' Wears Orange to Court

By    |   Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 09:46 AM

Jeremy Meeks, the gang suspect whose mugshot went viral because of his good looks, made his first public appearance since posing for the picture during a court briefing this week. He looked good in jailhouse orange.

The court in Stockton, California, told the so-called "hot felon" and his defense team that it was dropping the dozen or so state charges filed against him in favor of a single federal charge: felon in possession of a firearm. According to USA Today, the charge could net Meeks a prison term of 10 years and a fine of $250,000.

Meeks, 30, was one of several arrested last month during a police gang sweep called Operation Ceasefire, and his mugshot took off after being posted to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page.

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Within hours, the unintentional glamor shot received over 33,000 "Likes" on that page alone. Some admirers also started fan pages for the felon, which have since garnered hundreds of thousands of followers. Amidst the buzz, lovestruck fans raved over his striking blue eyes, chiseled face, and high cheekbones, giving him monikers like "hot mugshot guy" that were subsequently repeated by several national news outlets.

The wave of publicity culminated in Meeks landing not one but two Hollywood agents before Tuesday's briefing, according to The Washington Post.

Yahoo News reported that one of the agents, porn star-turned-publicist Gina Rodriguez said, "Jeremy has an amazing look . . . [he] could make somewhere between $3,000 to $100,000 per month through endorsements and modeling."

It's unclear whether Meeks will be able to capitalize on his new-found modeling career anytime soon, however his lawyer is said to be trying to arrange a bond package, which could free him up for at least a short time.

Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department, did not comment on Meeks' new fame, but previously reminded the press that Meeks is "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area."

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