I’m quite sure you’ve all seen his photo by now. Jeremy Meeks not only is behind bars for gun possession but has also been memorialized into a meme.
The chiseled jawline and baby-blue eyes have become an Internet sensation. It’s a shame Meeks wasn’t picked up by a big-time modeling agency before he decided to go that gang-life route. But could going viral mean that there will be a redemption song for Meeks after, or if, his $900,000 bail is posted?
Just look at the job options and modeling gigs he could book, courtesy of the Internet:
Meeks’ bail is currently set at $900,000, and his mother has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his bail. But as of right now, only $200 has been contributed. Maybe people think a pretty face isn’t worth spending money on.
Who knows—maybe Meeks’ brother could actually garner some fame, too:
Although the seriousness of Meeks’ alleged crimes is no laughing matter, the fact remains that sometimes things that are pretty on the outside just aren’t that great on the inside.
Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.
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