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Yes, That Mug Shot Felon Guy Got an Modeling Agent

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Jeremy Meeks, the 30-year-old convicted felon and total dreamboat that filled all the feeds, has an agent. As Fox News reports, Gina Rodriguez is the lucky one to sign him and she's "guided the careers of Teen Mom-star-turned-porn-star Farrah Abraham, Nadya 'Octomom' Suleman, and most recently, V. Stiviano, the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal." Rodriquez also gave her reasons to Fox, saying:

Everybody has a story, and I, of all people, know that. The types of personalities that I work with are usually the people who are under fire by the media. If this was a different situation, like if someone was actually hurt or there was violence involved, I definitely would not be taking him on. But we don't know Jeremy's full story yet, and I don't feel like he got a fair break. I really don't. If we can help him in any way with his future and help him turn his life around, that's what I'm about. That's what I want to do for him.
She didn't mention "millions and millions and millions of clicks" in her explanation.

Meeks is currently in San Joaquin County Jail on 11 solid felony counts including firearm possession, street gang membership and parole violations. And the only thing between him, a lot of interviews, a modeling contract and, possibly, a reality TV fame is a $1.1 million bail.
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