Jeremy Meeks, the man who earned the title of Hottest Mug Shot in June, has signed with a modeling agency and says he plans on beginning his new career as soon as he gets out of prison.

Hottest Mug Shot Ready To Model

Meeks became a viral sensation when he was arrested on weapons charges in June of 2014. His baby blue eyes and golden skin tone immediately turned heads, with many calling his mug shot, uploaded to Facebook by the Stockton Police Department, the Hottest Mug Shot Ever. Since the photo was uploaded in June, it has received over 100,000 likes and 12,000 shares on Facebook.

Jeremy Meeks Signed With White Cross Management

In February, Meeks was sentenced to 27-months in prison and ordered to undergo 500-hours of a substance abuse treatment program. Despite his potential 2-year sentence – he could be released as early as November for good behavior – Meeks recently signed with modeling agent Jim Jordan of White Cross Management and told ABC News that he is ready to focus on a potential career in front of the camera.

“I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life. I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful,” Meeks told ABC News from his Nevada prison.

Jordan added that he is more than confident that Meeks will be able to find a great deal of employment opportunities in modeling and even in television, saying, “There is a sea of opportunities waiting for him.”

Meeks isn’t letting any time go to waste, telling reporters that he is doing his best to eat healthy and exercise in prison. Meeks, who has a wife and son, also revealed that the fanbase he built after getting arrested has been writing him and encouraging him. “I’ve got a lot of support my family, my friends, and from my fans – I get hundreds and hundreds of letters every month. I’m very thankful for all the support I’ve been getting,” Meeks said.

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