Another felon’s mugshot has taken social media by storm, landing him a modeling contract.
Mekhi Alante Lucky, 20, from North Carolina, has been signed with Atlanta-based St Claire’s Modeling Agency.
Arrested in April 2016 for speeding and driving a stolen vehicle, Twitter account Wake Mugshots ‘discovered’ Lucky. The mugshot went viral on social media with the 20-year-old being dubbed ‘Prison Bae’.
The agency ‘introduced’ Lucky as a client last week, and he’s already done high-fashion shoots arranged by the agency and amassed 20,000 followers.
Lucky’s pictures went viral to his unique condition of having one blue eye and one brown.
Having irises with different colors is called heterochromia, which affects about 20 percent of the world’s population.
Despite his recent string of good fortune, Lucky has had a troublesome past, being arrested five times between April 2016 and December 2016.
In addition to the stolen vehicles charges, the model was booked for alleged assault on a female, alleged breaking and entering plus resisting a public officer, and twice, for a misdemeanor violations of his parole.
Of course, Lucky is not the first felon to gain fame for his good looks.
In 2014, Jeremy Meeks of California was arrested on firearm charges and grand theft.
His subsequent mugshot went viral on social media and earned him the moniker ‘Hot Felon’, which launched a modeling career for him when he was released from prison in September 2016.
Meeks is currently dating Chloe Green, daughter of billionaire Sir Philip Green and heiress to the Topshop empire.