(ABC NEWS)--The felon whose mug shot earned him hoards of admirers has secured a Hollywood agent who is negotiating modeling contracts even though he is still in jail.
Jeremy Meeks was arrested as part of a sweep of gangs in Stockton, California, and faces a felony weapons charge.
His mug shot went viral after being posted by the police department's Facebook page and has now apparently caught the attention of an agent.
Gina Rodriguez has signed Meeks, 30, as a client and he joins a roster of her other notorious celebrities.
Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Donald Sterling's alleged former mistress V. Stiviano and 'Octomom' Nadya Suleman are among Rodriguez's other clients.
"Jeremy has an amazing look and has received international attention which I feel can only help him flourish in the entertainment industry," Rodriguez told ABC News.
Though they have not formally set up any contracts with modeling agencies or other prospective employers, Rodriguez has high hopes.
"Jeremy could make somewhere between $3,000 to $100,000 per month through endorsements and modeling. We are also speaking with several production companies about following Jeremy's foray into the entertainment industry," she said.
While Rodriguez said she is in talks with Jim Jordan, who owns modeling agency White Cross Management, company spokeswoman Mikaela Morton told ABC that "It all depends on everything, but as of now we're not representing him."
Meeks is being held on 11 felony counts that include street gang membership and the possession of firearms, but Rodriguez does not believe that his criminal past will hinder his career prospects.