Handsome Felon Snares Modeling Gig from Social Media Fame

Social media users didn't mind sharing Jeremy Meeks' mug around the Internet. Why not splash a handsome man's face across Facebook to distract others from their 9-to-5 lives?

The fact that Meeks is a convicted felon in custody for parole violations and gun possession didn't seem to matter.

Now, Meeks' social media fame has landed him a new gig, one he'll have to wait for since he's currently being held on $1.1 million bond.

Fox411 reports Meeks landed a modeling contract, citing information from his new agent Gina Rodriguez. The agent, a former porn actress, says the gig could help Meeks bounce back from his criminal past.

Everybody has a story, and I, of all people, know that,” she told FOX411. “If we can help him in any way with his future and help him turn his life around, that’s what I’m about. 


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