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‘Twilight’ Cover Hand Model is ‘Breaking’ Her Silence

Truth rating: 10

(Little, Brown & Co.)

Kimbra Hickey is the very first thing new Twilight fans see when they start reading Stephenie Meyer‘s book series.

Well, at least parts of Kimbra Hickey.

Her hands are the ones holding a red apple on the mega-bestseller’s famous cover.

“It was major exposure for my hands. But nobody knew who I was,” she tells the New York Post.

“I see people reading it on the subway, and I say, ‘Those are my hands! I’m a hand model!’”

“I’m sure they think I’m crazy — a crazy lady on the subway.”

Now the New Yorker occasionally offers autographs near her local bookstore’s cash register when someone picks up a copy of the book. She also attends fan conventions, where she markets hand lotion — apple-scented, of course.

She’s expressed interest in being cast in the Breaking Dawn movie, “even if they only wanted my hands in it.”

Hickey got $300 for the 2004 photo shoot that became Twilight‘s cover and says she’s aware of at least four fans who have tattoos of her famous mitts.

As it happens, Hickey’s hands aren’t just for “looking.”

She’s also a massage therapist.

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