To hear the New York Post tell it, the life of the woman whose hands are on the cover of the Twilight book consists only of telling people about her faceless micro-fame. She is also a foot model. But when she doesn’t have jobs, she spends her time telling people about this one gig she had one time. “I see people reading it on the subway, and I say, ‘Those are my hands! I’m a hand model!'” she told the paper, somewhat pathetically. “I’m sure they think I’m crazy — a crazy lady on the subway.” No! You?
It gets a little worse:
The good-natured Hickey sometimes hangs out near the cash register at the Barnes & Noble near her Greenwich Village apartment to spread the word. Surprised customers sometimes ask her for her autograph or to trace the outline of her hand on the book jacket.
And then a little bit worse again:
She even carries around a Gala apple in her purse at times so she can recreate the pose for people.
“It was too big of a deal just to let it be,” she said, although she admitted that she has become “a little goofy” about the whole thing.
Now, she wants in the movies. “If I could get a little background part, it would be fantastic,” she said — “even if they only wanted my hands in it.” Poor thing.
The shoot paid $300 for two hours of work. Years of therapy? Priceless.
“Twilight” books hand model seeks glory [NYP]