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‘Sexy mugshot’ man speaks out on newfound fame from jail

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 15:17:43-04

The man who took over internet with his ‘sexy’ mugshot is surprised at how popular he’s become.

“I just visited my wife and she said it blew up all over Facebook.”

All over Facebook – and all over the world. sexyjail1

‘Sexy mugshot’ takes the internet by storm

TMZ has jumped on the ‘hot convict’ bandwagon – as well as media outlets nationwide.

The criminal himself didn’t know why he was so popular until a reporter told him.

“Well… I appreciate, but I just want them to know that this is really not me, I’m not some Kingpin.”

And that is the only reason Jeremy Meeks agreed to the interview, to tell people his side of the story – saying even though he’s being charged with street terrorism, he is no longer a gangster.

The Stockton Police Department has also noticed what’s happening online and is reminding people Jeremy is a felon, allegedly caught with a gun and has spent 9 years in prison for grand theft.