Felon-Turned-Supermodel Deported From London
Photo via @JMeeksOfficial
April 25 2017 7:23 PM EST
April 26 2017 8:30 AM EST
Felon-turned-supermodel Jeremy Meeks was deported from the UK after attempting to enter London on business, Daily Mailreports.
At this point, we're all familiar with the "hot felon," who rose to viral status in 2014 after his mugshot was released by the California police. He'd been arrested on gun charges for posession of a semiautomatic pistol, but his blue eyes made us all forgive.
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After his release from prison in 2016, Meeks was immediately signed to White Cross Management, and has since embarked on an impressive modeling career, walking in the Phillip Plein show at NYFW this past winter and appearing on the upcoming cover of Man About Town, out this Thursday.
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Meeks was headed to London for his cover launch party, and to shoot a number of new fashion editorials. When he touched down at Heathrow Airport, however, Meeks was immediately stopped and subjected to 8 hours of fingerprinting and questioning. The model was forced to return to America, leaving behind his wife, as well as his manager, Jim Jordan.
"He wasn't arrested but they deported him out of the country," Jordan told Daily Mail. "They wouldn't let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane."
Meeks posted this video, venting his frustration after the incident: