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Never underestimate the power of the thirst.

After woman from all over the country swooned over Jeremy Meeks’ mug shot, the 30-year-old criminal–with a rap sheet longer than Manute Bol–has earned himself a modeling contract.

Via Gawker:

TMZ reports that Meeks has been signed by L.A.-based Blaze Models. The deal was apparently negotiated by his new agent, Gina Rodriguez, a former porn star who represents a D-list circus of oddities including Farrah Abraham, Octomom, Tan Mom and V. Stiviano.

Blaze previously told TMZ that because the gangster look is so hot right now, Meeks could rake in $15,000-30,000 a month as a model.

That’s if he gets out of jail any time soon. Meeks’ bail is currently set at $1.1 million.

“I’m not exactly sure why it’s so much money. That’s what we’re trying to figure now,” Rodriguez told Fox 411. “We’re trying to secure him some of these deals so that when he gets out, it can change his life, literally.”

Rodriguez is also looking at reality show options for Meeks.

Meanwhile, Meeks’ attorney has requested that he be measured for well-fitting civilian clothes to wear during his court appearances, as befits his client’s new status as a modeling-industry professional.

Meeks became an instant Internet celebrity on June 18 when the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on their Facebook page. It has since been liked more than 100,000 times.

Photo: Stockton Police Dept/Handout

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