Jeremy Meeks first catapulted to fame when his model-worthy mugshot went viral—now he sets the record straight about his life-changing journey from the streets to the runway.
A harrowing and inspirational memoir about overcoming gang violence, poverty, and race—perfect for fans of Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood and Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
It all started with the mugshot seen ‘round the world. Jeremy Meeks rose to global fame, as his photograph from jail led to nicknames like Prison Bae and Hot Felon soon after. He became an icon while still behind bars, and once he left the prison system, he vowed never again to return.
But there is much more to Meeks than a pretty face. From bouncing coast to coast in his childhood, to enduring a poverty-stricken and gang-tied adolescence that ultimately led to prison being his second home, Meeks has a story to tell. Model Citizen is the tale of how one man changed his entire world once that world saw his face. From humble beginnings to wealth, high fashion, and Hollywood, Meeks is a true success story. The new American Dream, finally realized.
Includes 50 full-page color modeling photos by celebrity photographer Jim Jordan