The blue-eyed California felon whose hot mugshot went viral signed a $30,000 modeling contract with a Los Angeles agency.
Jeremy Meeks, 30, who is facing 11 felony charges including illegal gun possession, landed a contract with Blaze Modelz, according to the New York Daily News. He is currently being held on $1.1 million bail. He is facing a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.
The agency praised Meek’s gangland tattoos, including the “edgy and sexy” teardrop tattoo on his cheek.
Meeks is being represented by a former pornstar turned Hollywood talent agent, Gina Rodriguez. Rodriguez also represents Octomom Nadya Suleman and “Teen Mom” Farrah Abraham.
She told Fox News that she plans to secure entertainment deals, including a reality TV show, for Meeks.
“Everybody has a story, and I, of all people, know that,” she said. “If this was a different situation, like if someone was actually hurt or there was violence involved, I definitely would not be taking him on. But we don’t know Jeremy’s full story yet, and I don’t feel like he got a fair break.”
Meeks’ mugshot was posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page where it received more that 100,000 likes and was shared more than 12,000 times.
Meeks' rap sheet includes resisting arrest, faking his identity and grand theft, for which he served two years in jail.
He is scheduled to appear in court on July 8.