Remember Stephanie Beaudoin? Of course you do. She was the hot, 21-year-old Canadian woman who went viral two years ago after she was arrested for 42 Bling Ring-style break-ins, in addition to stealing $58,000 worth of items. She was also charged illegal possession of three firearms when her car was searched by authorities. When the Internet discovered her Facebook page complete shortly after being arrested, she became known as “The Hottest Thief On The Planet.”
You probably forgot about her shortly afterwards. The folks over at Vice, however, have a pretty fascinating follow-up to Beaudoin’s story. She was sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Turns out Beaudoin embraced her viral fame as a hot criminal to land a modeling contract. Via Vice:
Before her arrest, Beaudoin had been a fledgling model with a limited career that mostly consisted of posing for calendars. “Nothing really big,” she said. But as her picture continued to make international headlines, the young woman became in demand. In July 2015, her photo made the cover of local mens mag Summum, and in September 2015, she was recruited by B Models Management.
There’s a catch, though: She can’t promote the criminal elements of her fame, according to a court order. Vice, once again:
But the judge’s ruling limits her professional opportunities: While she can continue to model, her image can’t be used to promote criminal behavior, which means she pretty much has to drop the “sexy thief” monicker. In his ruling, the judge strongly recommended she stop modeling altogether, since keeping creative control over her image could be difficult. Her modeling agency says it is “studying current options” for more opportunities.
Beaudoin is OK with these restrictions.
“I can have modeling contracts as Stéphanie Beaudoin. I could have my face on a skin care product,” she said. “I just can’t do it if the brand says something like ‘Stephanie the criminal’ or whatever. It’s a pretty OK condition.”
Here’s one of her magazine covers in Canada, via Vice:
You can view some of Stephanie’s work on Facebook: