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"Hot" Felon Scores Modeling Deal

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Getting arrested could be the best thing that has happened to the so-called "hot" felon.

Jeremy Meeks has reportedly signed a $30,000 modelling contract with Blaze Modelz.

The agency says it can book him for job with high-end fashion houses like Armani and Versace.

His manager says she also hopes to secure him a number of entertainment deals, such as a reality TV show, for the alleged gangster in a bid to "help him turn his life around."

It doesn't look like Meeks will be hitting the runway anytime soon. He is currently in jail on $900,000 bail. He faces felony weapons charges.

His mother has defended him, saying he started turning his life around when he met his wife six years ago. He got out of a gang and had been holding down a steady job for a year when he was arrested last month.  She says the weapon that officers found in Meeks' car was only for protection.

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