America. The land of opportunity, the land of the free…well, not quite free in the case of convicted felon Jeremy Meeks. But definitely the land of opportunity. If you haven’t heard about Jeremy Meeks, you apparently have had limited computer access, because Meeks’ ‘sexy’ mugshot nearly broke the Internet a few weeks ago.
If you’re into that type, and apparently, many, many, many, many women are, Meeks’ headshot took the Internet by storm when it was posted on Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page following Meeks’ arrest along with three other men. At the time of writing, the photo had over 100,000 likes, almost 13,000 shares and 26,000+ comments (from mostly women) talking about how beautiful he is and how he should’ve been a model. Almost immediately after the photo hit the Internet, memes began popping up, with Meeks’ head, sans tattoos, Photoshopped into Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Dolce and Gabbana ads.
Now, Meeks, who is currently being held on a $1.1 million dollar bail for charges related to possession of firearms, violating parole and possible gang activity, has just hired agent, Gina Rodriguez to represent him for modeling contracts and a possible reality show. According to TMZ, he has reportedly signed a $30,000 modeling contract with Blaze models in LA.
Who says crime doesn’t pay?? With some nice cheekbones, pretty eyes and some good lighting, it most certainly does.
[via Business Insider/Photo via Stockton PD]