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.