For most people, getting arrested and having a criminal record can make it pretty damn hard to get a job — but in Jeremy Meeks' case, it was a blessing in disguise. Meeks first gained notoriety when he was arrested in 2014 for gun possession and his hot mugshot pic ended up going viral. After serving a little over a year in prison, he's quickly jumped into the modeling scene.

Meeks signed with White Cross Management and his manager Jim Jordan is working hard to make him a star.

Meeks recently teamed up with Anwar Hadid (another of Jordan's clients) for this photo.

If my time watching "Orange Is the New Black" has taught me anything, it's that who you run with determines everything. So if Meeks is trying to get his modeling career up, he's in good company. 

Hadid is the younger brother of models Gigi and Bella Hadid. Their mother, Yolanda Hadid is a former model, meaning these kids were made for this life.

Though Gigi and Bella are household names at this point, Anwar's already making quite a name for himself. The 17-year-old appeared on the June/July cover of Teen Vogue and made his runway debut in June at the Moschino Resort show. 

But Meeks shouldn't get his hopes up that this photo op will jumpstart his modeling career.

While the selfie led to rumors that the two were doing a shoot together, a source told TMZ that Hadid only took a photo with him because Meeks asked. 

Still, the fact that we're even talking about the "Hot Felon" in 2016 seems like somewhat of a win, right?