Jeremy Meeks has gone from accused felon to signed model.
The suspected California gang member made waves late last month when a steamy mugshot was released. Meeks gained a number of admirers, and even secured a Hollywood agent with a knack for taking on controversial clients.
Gina Rodriguez signed the 30-year-old Jeremy Meeks to a modeling contract. Rodriguez also represents other notorious celebrities including Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, and Donald Sterling’s alleged mistress, V. Stiviano.
Rodriguez said the attention from the mug shot could help set Jeremy Meeks on the straight and narrow.
“I believe this can be a positive change for Jeremy and his family,” she said.
“I just want them to know that this is really not me,” he claimed.
Meeks may have a lucrative future in modeling, but he’s already got a big group of devoted fans. There have been a number of Facebook fan groups popping up, with many calling for his release from jail.
Jermy Meeks also has his mom in on it. She has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his release, claiming that he’s being unfairly stereotyped because of his “old tattoos.”