Handsome US convict 'lands modelling contract'

The US criminal whose mugshot went viral due to his rugged good looks has landed a lucrative modelling contract, American website TMZ has reported.

Convict Jeremy Meeks, 30, has apparently been offered a $30,000 modelling deal with Blaze Models in Los Angeles.

Jeremy Meeks' mugshot attracted more than 26,000 Facebook comments Credit: Facebook/Stockton Police Department

The felon's mugshot attracted more than 100,000 Facebook likes after the Stockton Police Department in California included Meeks in its round-up of arrests for gun possession last month.

One female user commented at the time: "Why is he breaking the law when he should be making millions modeling! Wowzas."

Despite the reported modelling offer, Meeks' piercing blue eyes are unlikely be staring out of any magazine covers until he gets out of jail.

He is currently being held on $1,050,000 bail and faces charges of illegal gun possession and gang crime.