(NEWSER) – Well, you knew this was coming: Jeremy Meeks, the dreamy criminal whose mugshot is making many people rethink their aversion to dating a felon, has landed a modeling contract.

Hollywood talent agent Gina Rodriguez signed Meeks last week, and yesterday she announced that he's scored a contract with Blaze Models in LA, CBS Local reports.

Rodriguez, who's been getting death threats since taking Meeks on as a client (he has gang ties and is, you know, still imprisoned), insists, "If we can help him in any way with his future and help him turn his life around, that's what I'm about."

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