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Jeremy 'Dreamy McMug' Meeks

Model Prisoner

Could Make $30K a Month

6/23/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jeremy Meeks -- aka Dreamy McMug -- stands to make tens of thousands of dollars just for looking like a hot gangster.

Blaze Modelz tells TMZ ... "gangster models" are hot right now.  The agency claims they can book Meeks with high-end fashion houses -- like Versace and Armani -- and he could rake in $15 - $30K a month. 

Blaze also says they actually like Meeks' face tattoos ... even the gang-revealing teardrop.  They thinks it's edgy and sexy.  They didn't mention the Crip tattoo on his neck, but that can be covered.

Another modeling agency -- that did not want to be named -- tells us ... once Meeks is a free man they'd like to work with him as well.

Here's the problem.  Meeks is currently being held on $900,000 bail with no prospect of getting out soon.  He's a convicted criminal facing serious weapons charges and could be a little long in the tooth before he gets sprung.

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TMZ - ThatThingYourMamaWarnedYouAbout    

Before Jeremy, there was Ted Williams. Here today, gone tomorrow. "The man with the golden voice, Ted Williams, is an internet sensation. And apparently, his fame may have landed him a pretty good gig."

72 days ago
17.

BrutalBella    

Well the modeling agency should post his bail in exchange for modeling. Sounds fair. And as annoying as this story may be, I'd much rather see this than Miley's dirty crotch or Farrah's sex tape leaking for the millionth time.

72 days ago
18.

PictureUp    

Armani,Versace this idiot would fail the background check most major companies require before signing a contract.Keep trolling the sheep TMZ!

72 days ago
19.

thedash    

i'll be damned. and all this time the rest of sought degrees and opted for legitimate careers vs being career criminals. any designer or company that hires this guy will lose me as a customer. it's like the more ridiculous something is the more attn it gets. this mf has a tear drop, which has been a sign of murdering sm1, and it's deemed edgy. u bet ur ass it's edgy. how much you want to bet he or his family will get a reality show? i need to figure a way to milk this dumb **** too.

72 days ago
20.

NoBozo    

Tatted up looser. Not successful. Not educated. Not attractive. Just fish bait. Bubba must be popular at shower time.

72 days ago
21.

Cali6    

In the end, it's all about money.

72 days ago
22.

amycam31    

So if I want to be recognized I have to commit a serious crime and take one great mugshot. Ridiculous honestly. Iguess I need to get Thug Life tattooed on my chest. Ha

72 days ago
23.

hbkthriller    

I'm glad this guy can make a profit off a system that is oppressive, wrong and corrupt...I hope more "criminals" are able to do this. God bless Mr. Meeks.

72 days ago
24.

Chris    

Harvey - STOP GLORIFYING THIS CRIMINAL! We know you like to create celebrities, but you need to draw the line somewhere. TMZ is known to promote a lot of D List "celebrities," but this is going too far. This is a criminal with NO CLAIM TO FAME. Yes, I believe even YOU can do better. Please... No more stories about this BUM!

72 days ago
25.

Steve    

Good for him.

72 days ago
26.

Gold37    

I can understand people saying he's a gorgeous man, and sharing it amongst their friends. But this is getting out of hand. The man is DANGEROUS. Clearly. So why are people wanting to give him modeling gigs and money? He'd probably rob the sets of the clothes and jewelry he gets handed to flaunt!

72 days ago
27.

Dale    

There is nothing attractive about a career criminal.

72 days ago
28.

bring back recent posts    

With his criminal record he won't be allowed into the majority of countries that would even want his for jobs. The only airplanes this thug is going to be flying in is Conair.

72 days ago
29.

Yoshume    

People EVERYONE makes mistakes! You think the people you watch on TV and in the movies, haven't made mistakes? How many of you watch L & O: SVU? "Ice-T", need I say more? Please get with it! At least he is one of the prisoners that will have opportunity to become VERY gainfully employed when he is released! This way he won't have to resort to his old ways to make a living. It is so easy to cure his bond issues. You only have to pay 10%. So one of these agencies can easily have him sign a contract to bail him out and make him work it off! Making $15k a month, he won't take long to repay the $90k bond! People this is not Rocket Science!

72 days ago
30.

Bang_Bang_You're_Dead    

lol....as if this sexy mother****er is going to change EVER! One can hope but giving his past he wont. Interesting watching this unfold.

72 days ago
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