'Hot felon' Jeremy Meeks was refused entry to the UK by border officials at Heathrow Airport on Monday.
Meeks became a viral sensation in 2014, earning the nickname 'hot felon', after his mugshot was posted online by the Stockton Police Department following his arrest for possession of an illegal firearm. He was later sentenced to 27 months in prison.
The 32 year old was snapped up by a modelling agency upon his release from prison in March 2016 and walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in February. He was due to attend an event in London this week as well as partake in several modelling shoots before being prevented from entering the country at Heathrow.
Meeks filmed himself being escorted to a plane back to New York.
“I’ve been denied. London don’t want me here having served my time. S*** is crazy.” he said.
Meek's manager, Jim Jordan said that the model was in possession of the correct documentation to enter the country and alleges that Meeks was interrogated for four hours and even strip searched.
“He wasn’t arrested but they deported him out of the country,” Jordan said to the Mail Online.
“They wouldn’t let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane.”
“It was his first time in London and he was all excited, it was his big debut,” Mr Jordan continuted. “He was on the right track for what we feel was going to be his new life. Now he’s very sad. Hopefully this is just a setback and he will be able to come back from this.”
Via Mail Online