- A gallery featuring female felons looking stunning in mugshots has emerged
- Despite being under arrest, many of the criminals appear perfectly styled
- Only clue to arrest is standard orange prison outfit and a sheriff’s office stamp
- Criminals with stunning mugshots include former glamour model Angela Coates
- In 2014, Jeremy Meeks, 34, shot to fame after people spotted his image on a California police website after his arrest for firearms
While the original ‘hot felon’ Jeremy Meeks’ has crafted a lucrative career – and a high profile relationship with Topshop heiress Chloe Green – from one mugshot, it seems there is a whole army of beautiful criminals waiting in the wings to follow him.
New images released of female felons pictured shortly after their arrest shows that natural beauty still shines through, even when you’ve fallen foul of the law.
In what could double up as a model agency’s catalogue, the criminals awaiting their fate sport flawless skin, perfectly tousled hair and – despite their circumstances – a confident grin.
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With perfect lips and smouldering eyes, glamour model Angela Coates stared down a different camera lens when she was arrested for disorderly conduct in Dekalb County, Georgia in 2014
Blonde hair, blue eyes, criminal record: This felon with perfect teeth and a piercing looks fresh faced in front of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office camera
Sass: This just-arrested woman offers a sultry stare down the barrel of the camera lens
The only clues that this isn’t in fact a model agency test shot? The photographs come with a sheriff’s office stamp, and many of them are wearing standard prison-issued clothes.
Perhaps some of the female felons have heard the rags to riches tale of bad boy Meeks, 33, and hope a smouldering image might cast their fortune in a different direction.
Meeks was dubbed the Hot Felon after looking supermodel handsome in his police mugshot after being charged with possession of firearms in 2014.
Since the California native was released from prison in March 2016, he has indeed blossomed into an international model, even hitting the catwalk in Milan and striking up a romance with 26-year-old Topshop heiress Chloe Green.
Some of the latest beautiful felons are already well known: glamour model Angela Coates (pictured below), is a former Jet Magazine ‘Beauty of the Week’, who was arrested for disorderly conduct in Dekalb County, Georgia in 2014.
Butter wouldn’t melt? Pretty brunette Toni Lee Hopkins, left, was arrested for being a stripper in Houston. Right: In 2011, Beauty queen Lorena Tavera was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting for allegedly taking a $69 shirt from a Dillard’s at Sunland Park Mall in El Paso, Texas
Big eyes, big trouble: This blonde teen wears bright orange US prison attire for her mugshot
This latest round of hot felon photos show that the camera doesn’t lie, even if you’re wearing handcuffs and there’s a police officer behind the lens.
There’s nothing to suggest that the women featured served time for any crimes beyond being arrested.
From the steely brunette with a perfect pout and beautiful brunette locks to the positively cheery chestnut-haired potential convict who looks like she’s posing for her high school year book, the police camera doesn’t lie when it comes to natural beauty.
Bright and breezy! This lady under-arrest looks like she’s on a lingerie shoot. Right: Adult entertainment star Veronica Rodriguez was 19 when she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in Florida in 2010
No worries! Another female felon looks like she hasn’t a care in the world as she gifts the camera a smile
Wearing tousled hair, hoops and a pink frock, this pretty felon looks like a night out went very wrong
Smile…who knows where it might lead? Jeremy Meeks, 33, gave the mugshot a new angle when his sultry pose shot him to international fame
Left: Sarah Seawright, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was arrested on a failure to appear in court and has already racked up a string of offences. All of the shots carry the same grey background, with many actually photographed inside a prison
Hot felon? Mirella Ponce, a California gang member, is being dubbed the new hot felon thanks to her comely mugshot (above) going viral. The 20-year-old, who is a member of the Tiny Rascal Gang, has several tattoos including one that reads ‘Love is Pain’ across her chest
Just last week, California gang member Mirella Ponce found herself dubbed the new hot felon thanks to her mugshot going viral.
Poince was arrested on two felony charges after she was stopped by police officers in a vehicle containing an infant child and a loaded gun in Fresno last Monday.
The 20-year-old, who is a member of the Tiny Rascal Gang (TRG), was busted along with two other members inside the vehicle, police say.
Babyface: Alyssa Bathrick, from North Carolina, has posed for more than one mugshot having been arrested on multiple occasions
Former Texas high school teacher Haeli Noelle Wey pleaded guilty to two felony counts of having an improper relationship with a student in February this year
Long Island, long arm of the law: Stamford woman Shannon Csapilla, 20, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal mischief
Blue eyes, blue lights: This suspect doesn’t look too happy to have experienced the long arm of the law
Two more female felons, with long flowing tresses, stand before the camera that will help seal their fate
She’s been charged with carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a stolen firearm – both are felonies. Her bail has been set at $50,000 for each charge.
Since being shared last Wednesday, the police department’s post with Ponce’s mugshot has since gone viral with nearly 4,000 shares and thousands of comments.
Some of the Facebook users have even offered to bail Ponce out of jail.
‘Ima (sic) just go bail her out. Free this hot gangster chick,’ one Facebook user commented on the post.
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