'Hot Mugshot Guy' Jeremy Meeks tried to visit the UK and was immediately deported

Some fairy tale endings are only meant for domestic soil.

"Hot Mugshot Guy" Jeremy Meeks was deported on Monday from London, where he was scheduled to shoot a number of magazine spreads. His wife and manager successfully entered the United Kingdom, but Meeks was stopped by security at border control.

"We went through immigration and they detained Jeremy," his manager, Jim Jordan, told the Daily Mail. "He wasn't arrested but they deported him out of the country. They wouldn't let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane."

Meeks filmed part of his eight-hour airport ordeal, saying, "'I'm sick of this s***. I've been denied. London don't want me here having served my time. S*** is crazy."

Jordan and Meeks' wife, Melissa, sat in an airport restaurant for hours waiting on an update before they were finally told Meeks was being deported: "They strip-searched him; they fingerprinted him. They locked him in a small room for hours. They took his passport from him, they didn't give him his passport back," Jordan alleged.

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Stockton Police Department photo shows Jeremy Meeks, 30, arrested on June 18, 2014 in a gang crackdown in a crime-ridden area of Stockton, California. The mugshot of Meeks, a convicted felon, went viral on a police Facebook page this week, making him an instant celebrity with Web users who have called him "handsome" and clicked "like" on his picture more than 64,000 times. REUTERS/Stockton Police/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 18: Jeremy Meeks walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 18, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images)
Happy 7th Birthday to my mini me, @jmeeksofficialjr 🎂🎈
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MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 17: Jeremy Meeks walks the runway at the Philipp Plein show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MUGLA, TURKEY - JUNE 27: US model and Dj Jeremy Meeks gestures as he speaks to press during his holiday and business trip at the Bodrum district of Mugla, Turkey on June 27, 2017. (Photo by Ali Balli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Big thanks to @philippplein78 for believing in me... Last night was epic !!! #NeighborHoodKingsNEWYORK @whitecrossmanagement @supamodelmanagement @carineroitfeld #supastar #epic #godisgood #blessed
Celebrating our 8 year anniversary today and 50 more to go. Through thick and thin! #blessed #loved #aniversary #marriage
Saying bye to summer
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Jeremy Meeks arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
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CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 25: (L-R) Victoria Silvstedt, Jeremy Meeks and guest arrive at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

Meeks, 32, went viral in 2014 after he was arrested in California for gang-related activities. By the time he was released from jail in March 2016, his chiseled, brooding mugshot had made him an international phenomenon. In February 2017, Meeks made his New York Fashion Week debut on the catwalk for Phillip Plein. Unfortunately, the United Kingdom didn't seem to care that he's abandoned his criminal past in favor of high-fashion modeling.

According to the Daily Mail, Meeks was born into poverty, joining the Crips at a young age. He has been vocally appreciative of his unexpected second chance: "I'm in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life," he has said. "I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful."

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