Getting arrested was the best thing that ever happened to Jeremy Meeks. The man behind the “Attractive Mugshot” has reportedly landed a $30,000 modeling contract.
That’s right, folks. Instead of worrying about a couple of gun related felonies, Meeks is getting ready to step in front of the camera.
According to TMZ, Meeks signed a $30,000 modeling contract with Blaze Models in Los Angeles. He will be represented by Gina Rodriguez of GR Media who also represents internet stars like Tan Mom.
Meeks became a viral sensation after his mugshot went viral. People around the world swooned over his dreamy blue eyes and chiseled chin and seemingly forgot that he was being held on $900,000 bond for felony weapon charges.
It’s unclear who Meeks will model for in the future. If Blaze Models wants to get an idea of what Meeks would look like in a Gucci, Armani, or Dolce and Gabbana campaign, all they have to do is turn to twitter.
“@TheRoot: #PrisonBae Jeremy Meeks is now a meme: https://t.co/T8oBZVu74n pic.twitter.com/DbrC0lJFHe“–He will have a modeling contract soon!
— Erin Shirley Orey (@SayItErin) June 20, 2014
Crime Pays! Jeremy Meeks Is Being Eyed By Modeling Agencies https://t.co/R7lGttvjbH pic.twitter.com/OoRUXyFXTW
— darnell moore (@darnellmmusic) June 24, 2014
Meanwhile other ex-cons.. RT@DLSamuelsFilms: Modeling Agencies Want to Work with Jeremy Meeks, Could Make $30K pic.twitter.com/Mm5ueAEEzp”
— D (@TheDinkologist) June 23, 2014
I can’t tell if this is really depressing or a little uplifting. On one hand, this guy has the chance to turn his life around. On the other, Jeremy Meeks landing a modeling contract shows just how superficial our society really is.