Jeremy Meeks has opened up about his troubled childhood in a rare interview.
The ex-prisoner and model graces the cover of Man About Town magazine, meaning you’ll get another chance to swoon.
In his first interview, he told the magazine’s Laura Albert that being a 10/10 stunner didn’t help much when he was a kid.
But it did help him find fame – as Meeks has been making hearts skip a beat since 2014, when his post-arrest mugshot went viral.
He was given the nicknames ‘hot mugshot guy’ and ‘prison bae’, and after serving a jail term for possessing an illegal firearm, he was handed his first modelling contract on his release.
Now he has opened up about his past for the first time ever.
Meeks told Man About Town: ‘I heard all my life, you’re so handsome, you have the most beautiful eyes, and I heard it a hundred times a day. To where I would not even pay no mind to it.
‘It didn’t fix it then. I still had a father in prison doing life. I still had a heroin-addict mother and me and my brother and sisters struggling through life’s tribulations.
‘I didn’t think of it as ‘oh, I’m pretty so that’s a tool’. I knew that I was a tool to release my anger, and I fought a lot as a kid.’