White Cross Management, the agency that signed Jeremy Meeks, otherwise known as the “hot criminal,” have defended their decision, insisting that “everybody deserves a second chance.”
Meeks, 30, became a viral sensation last year after his image/mug-shot was posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page. This immediately led a number of modelling agencies to consider adding him to their roster.
And even though he was sentenced to 27 months in prison in February after admitting to possessing a gun, LA- and New York-based agency White Cross Management have agreed a deal with Meeks from behind bars.
Jim Jordan, who works for White Cross Management, has now defended their decision to sign up Meeks, explaining to BBC News that they only agreed on a contract after meeting his family and getting “a real sense” of him.
“When I first saw Jeremy’s picture, the first thing that came to my mind was I needed to help this guy. After speaking with his wife and meeting his family, I got a real sense of who Jeremy was as a husband and father, not mention how beautiful he is inside and out.”
Jordan went on to declare that Meeks has numerous career options available to himself now.
“The sky is the limit,” he remarked. “He can go in many directions, including endorsement deals, acting opportunities, and reality show negotiations.”
Meanwhile, Jordan admitted that while Meeks has done things he might not be proud of, they’re only thinking about his future.
“We have all done things in our past. But we are looking forward to Jeremy’s future. I do not think it will affect Jeremy’s career due to the overwhelming response he has received from clients and fans around the world.”
White Cross Management have wasted no time in showing off the latest addition to their team.
On their website, they not only describe Meeks as both a model and an actor, but they also don’t even try and hide his dangerous past, announcing that he’s a prisoner too.
In fact, they even use his mugshot as his image.
Meanwhile, despite his burgeoning popularity, which resulted in his original Facebook mugshot gaining over 100,000 likes and being shared 13,000 times, Stockton Police Department have insisted that Meeks is “one of the most violent criminals in the area.”
It’s also been disclosed that over the last 10 years he has been arrested for forgery, theft, and fraud while police insist that he was a gang member too.
[Image via Bilder 1]