'Hot felon' Jeremy Meeks could earn 100k a month as he signs with celebrity agent
Published 02/07/2014 | 13:01
The 'hot felon' whose mugshot went viral thanks to his looks has landed a modelling contract.
Jeremy Meeks (30) is currently in jail, charged with felony weapons charges, but he's already planning a lucrative post-prison career.
According to TMZ, he's signed with Gina Rodriguez, who represents clients including Tila Tequila, Farrah Abraham and 'Octomom' among others.
And Rodriguez is banking on her latest client bringing in big bucks as she says he could earn up to $100,000 a month in endorsements.
She's also in meetings with production companies about the possibility of a reality show documenting his foray into the industry.
"Jeremy has an amazing look and has received international attention which I feel can only help him flourish in the entertainment industry," she told ABC News.
"Jeremy could make somewhere between $3,000 to $100,000 per month through endorsements and modeling. We are also speaking with several production companies about following Jeremy's foray into the entertainment industry," she said.
"Jeremy has an amazing look and has received international attention which I feel can only help him flourish in the entertainment industry," Rodriguez told ABC News.
Speaking from prison, the dad of one was told of his new fame.
“I appreciate that, but I want you to know this is really not me. I am not a kingpin”, he said.
Meeks was one of four men arrested on charges of illegal weapon possession, however his family are adamant that he has put his criminal past behind him.
His mother, Katherine Angier, started a GoFundIt page, and attested that her son is a “working man” with “no gang affiliations” and was on his way to work when he was arrested.
The Northern Californian man is currently on bail of approximately $1.1m.