Jeremy Meeks might still be serving time on a 27-month sentence, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing fashion. White Cross Management, a talent agency with offices in LA and NYC, has taken a punt on the convicted felon and signed him to their books. His model card (read: his mugshot) with his measurements are already up on in the talent section of their website, next to Abercrombie & Fitch models and a Vogue Hommes Japan cover star.
"I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life," Meeks told ABC News from his Nevada prison. "I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful.”
He also revealed that he's been keeping to a strict workout regime to ensure that he's good and ready on his release. "I eat healthy. I do a lot of push-ups, pull-ups, dips, burpees, and I stay very active."
His agent, Jim Jordan, said that there was "a sea of opportunities waiting for him" when he get out of jail. Jordan is currently exploring Meeks' options with "modeling agencies around the world, endorsement deals and reality show interests".
Meeks took the world by storm last year when his dreamy police mugshot did the internet rounds. There were even rumours that he might walk for Givenchy and Prada. But the man known as Hot Mugshot Guy, World's Hottest Felon, or simply Hot Convict saw his modelling career flash before his eyes when he was sentenced to 27 months in prison on a firearm conviction.
From prison, Meeks said that he missed his family and was getting through his ordeal with support from outside. Finding out you've got a job waiting for you must help.