Jeremy Meeks is yet another step closer to becoming ‘famous’.
He’s signed with noted talent agent Gina Rodriguez, who has helped guide the careers of Teen Mom‘s Farrah Abraham, ‘Octomom’, and most recently Donald Sterling’s boo V. Stiviano.
She defends her choice in taking on Meeks as a client, saying:
“Everybody has a story, and I, of all people, know that,” Rodriguez told FOX411 exclusively. “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.”
Before Jeremy can actually start booking gigs, he has to get past the whole ‘prison’ thing first. He’s currently being held in the San Joaquin County Jail on 11 felony counts related to firearm possession, street gang membership and parole violations. His bail is set at $1.1 million.
“It’s insane,” Rodriguez said of Meeks’ high bail. “I’m not exactly sure why it’s so much money. That’s what we’re trying to figure now. We’re trying to secure him some of these deals so that when he gets out, it can change his life, literally.
A few of the deals include modeling contracts and reality shows. Since Chris Brown turned down the idea of doing a reality show, maybe BET will be interested in Jeremy.
“We’ve spoken with four production companies and three different modeling agencies,” Rodriguez explained. “A lot of TV shows that want to cover it, a lot of news shows. It’s just been crazy, the type of media attention that he’s gotten.”
One modeling agency in particular is eager to sign Meeks.
“Jim Jordan, who owns White Cross Management, is very interested in Jeremy,” said Rodriguez. “We’ve had tons of people trying to get interviews with Jeremy, which I think right now is a little bit overwhelming for the family. Their main concern is really trying to get him out.”
Would you watch a Jeremy Meeks reality show?
[via Fox News]