The felon whose mug shot went viral after being posted by the police department’s Facebook page has been negotiating modeling contracts from jail.
Jeremy Meeks was arrested in California last week as part of a sweep of gangs, and now faces a felony weapons charge.
Modeling agent Gina Rodriguez said she has signed the 30-year-old as one of her roster of notorious celebrities, which includes “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham, Octomom Nadya Suleman and television personality Tila Tequila.
Rodriguez told ABC News, “Jeremy has an amazing look and has received international attention which I feel can only help him flourish in the entertainment industry.”
Meeks has been held on felony counts that include street gang membership and possession of firearms.
Meeks remains jailed on a $1.1 million bond.
*ABC News contributed to this report.
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