America’s hottest felon is finally out of jail and is planning on starting a new career in modeling. The first time we saw Jeremy Meeks was in mugshot photo that became viral online and got him the “hot mugshot guy” nickname.

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He received quite a bit of attention, when his mugshot was posted on the Facebook Page of the Police Department in Stockton, California. His mugshot earned over 80,000 likes on Facebook and women all over the world started leaving comments regarding his appearance.

Meeks was arrested back in June of 2014 on weapons charges, and was sentenced to 27 months in prison. Thanks to the popularity of his mugshot, he signed a deal with two Hollywood agents even before he entered prison to start saving his sentence. Although multiple police reports stated that he was “one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area,” this didn’t stop women from swooning over him.

Now that he’s released, Meeks plans on cashing in on his popularity. Back in February of 2015, when he started serving his sentence, he was interviewed by ABC News. “I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life,” he said at the time. “I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful.” He also said that he was working out a lot and eating healthy, so he could start modeling as soon as he was out.

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As of March 8, Meeks is a free man, and as soon as he was out he posted an Instagram photo with the caption that reads, “I want to thank my family and everybody for all your love, support, and prayers, I’m overwhelmed and grateful for what lies ahead.”

According to his manager Jordan, they already have tons of offers from numerous TV producers and news media outlets. “We have huge plans for him. A lot is about to happen. We don’t want to announce it at the moment, but we have some incredible stuff coming that will blow everyone away,” Jordan says. It seems there’s a lot in store for Jeremy in the future, and we’re glad that he’ll be leaving the life of crime in the past.