'Hot convict' gets modeling career
His crimes put him in jail, but his mug shot might put him on the runway.
'Hot Convict' Jeremy Meeks, 30, was sentenced to more than two years in prison after a felony conviction for being in possession of a firearm.But those high cheekbone, sharp jaw and piercing blue eyes made almost everyone forget his rap sheet as his mugshot went viral.
In a jailhouse interview with WTEN, Meeks said he "appreciates" all the attention, but he really just wants to clear his name.
"I just want them to know that this is really not me. I'm not some kingpin."An agent from White Cross Management, a talent agency, is giving him the chance to prove that.
ABC News reports Meeks has signed with the agency and is working with an agent to launch a modeling career. He's even got his blue eyes set on a few acting gigs."I'm in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life. I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful."
Meeks is hoping to for an early release in November.