Australia’s ‘hottest criminal’ reveals career plans as he walks free from prison after mugshot goes viral

By Mary Mrad for Daily Mail Australia

02:47 11 Jul 2024, updated 03:19 11 Jul 2024

An Australian man whose “hot” mugshot caused a sensation on social media has revealed his career plans after being released.

Jess Mabilia, 28, from Melbourne, who admitted dealing methamphetamine and GHB, told Nova’s Ben, Liam & Belle that he would like to pursue a career in modelling or appear in a reality TV show.

“So this American guy who went viral for his hot mugshot is now a supermodel. So do you have your eye on modeling?” host Belle Jackson asked.

“Oh, I hope so. I’d love to get involved,” Jess admitted.

Jackson then asked: What about reality shows?

“I’d love to, you know, as long as my criminal past doesn’t get in the way,” Mabilia said, before admitting that appearing on SAS Australia would be a great idea.

He also revealed that after being released from prison, he received “a few offers from OnlyFans.”

“These days, you just go for it. If you went on OnlyFans, you could call yourself the hottest prisoner or criminal in Australia,” Jackson said.

Australian man whose ‘hot’ mugshot caused a stir on social media has revealed his career plans after being released

Mabilia appeared in the Melbourne District Court on Monday, pleading guilty to trafficking methamphetamine and GHB.

Police arrested the 28-year-old on March 1 after he was found asleep in a stolen Audi Q5 in Richmond.

Police searched the car and found a sports bag filled with methamphetamine, vials of GHB and counterfeit money in the trunk.

Mabilia was charged and released on bail after pleading guilty to possession of counterfeit currency.

On March 17, police found Mabilia again in another stolen car in The Basin. He was also caught with two knives, a scale, dexamphetamine, methamphetamine, an imitation firearm and the drug 1,4-butanediol, commonly known as “bute.”

Melbourne man Jess Mabilia, 28, has pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine and GHB. He told Nova’s Ben, Liam & Belle he would like to pursue a career in modelling or appearing in a reality TV show

Mabilia pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and weapons, as well as possession of property reasonably suspected to have been stolen, including a silver necklace and a box containing nine opals.

His defence lawyer told the court that Mabilia did not know the car had been stolen because he had been given it by a friend so he could live in it, the Herald Sun reported.

The court also heard that Mabilia planned to give up his life of crime and work with his father as a painter in Wonthaggi after his release from prison.

The father-of-two, who grew up in Frankston, had a string of convictions and turned to drugs after splitting up with his partner.

He was sentenced to 113 days (almost four months) in pre-sentence custody and then released on a 12-month community corrections order.

Mabilia avoided an eight-month prison sentence by pleading guilty to all charges.

Mabilia was wanted on a warrant for breaching court orders. He pleaded guilty to a number of offences and was sentenced to a custodial sentence with a 12-month community corrections order

He became the subject of attention on social media after Victoria Police publicly appealed for his capture after an arrest warrant was issued for him for breaching court orders.

Police released a photo of Mabilia and described him as “185cm tall, average build, blue eyes and dark hair.”

Social media users flooded the Facebook post, with many of them commenting on Mabilia’s striking beauty.

“Are you trying to lock it down or connect it?” one person commented.

“I was accused of hacking into the hearts of single mothers on Facebook,” wrote a second person.

“He’s probably just busy signing deals with Vogue magazine and is on his way to season 2 of Bridgertons, playing Simon Hastings’ half-brother,” added a third.

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