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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jeremy Meeks: NorCal's Hottest Felon to Get Modeling Contract

Posted By on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Wanted: So Badly
  • Wanted: So Badly

Jeremy Meeks, the alleged gangster and smokin' hot felon whos latest crime is not being single is reportedly on the brink of becoming a model and a reality TV star.

While still in San Joaquin County Jail, talent agent Gina Rodriguez, who has guided the careers of Teen Mom, has decided to represent the 30-year-old convict who was recently arrested on suspicion of felony gun possession. His bail is $1.1 million.

Rodriguez, founder of GR Media Firm, tells FOX411, that she's looking to help Meeks tell his story -- and possibly turn his life around.

"Everybody has a story, and I, of all people, know that," Rodriguez told FOX411 exclusively. "The types of personalities that I work with are usually the people who are under fire by the media. If this was a different situation, like if someone was actually hurt or there was violence involved, I definitely would not be taking him on. But we don't know Jeremy's full story yet, and I don't feel like he got a fair break. I really don't. If we can help him in any way with his future and help him turn his life around, that's what I'm about. That's what I want to do for him."

Meeks became famous two weeks ago when the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on its Facebook page, alerting the public about the allegedly dangerous suspect. But the public -- specifically females -- were interested not in his criminal record, but in his blue eyes. The mugshot generated more than 100,000 "likes" and 26,000 comments, mostly from women ogling the convicted felon.

Meeks has been charged with 11 felony counts of firearm possession, street gang membership, and parole violations. Police say he has ties to the Crips street gang.

Rodriguez says she's trying to secure him modeling contracts and reality shows, which could help him with, among other things, his bail. For instance, Jim Jordan, who owns White Cross Management, is very interested in Jeremy, Rodriguez says.

"We've spoken with four production companies and three different modeling agencies," Rodriguez tells FOX411. "A lot of TV shows that want to cover it, a lot of news shows. It's just been crazy, the type of media attention that he's gotten."

Crazy indeed.


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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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