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'Twilight' Model Seeks a Hand in the Glory

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Kimbra Hickey’s slender hands are the ones shown on the now-famous cover of the original book in the 'Twilight' series.

Kimbra Hickey wants some recognition for her pinky-size role in the "Twilight" phenomenon.

Hers are the slender, ghostly hands cupping a red apple on the now-famous cover of the first hit book by Stephenie Meyer.

But Hickey's lack of fame has her cracking her knuckles in frustration.

So Hickey now stops anyone she sees reading the book to inform them of her contribution.
"I see people reading it on the subway, and I say, 'Those are my hands! I'm a hand model!' " she explained. "I'm sure they think I'm crazy -- a crazy lady on the subway."

The good-natured Hickey sometimes hangs out near the cash register at the Barnes & Noble near her New York City 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.

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.

Hickey is a massage therapist who works a few days each month as a "parts models."

"I never see myself as having perfect hands," she explained. "I guess I'm just lucky that they photograph well."

Click here for more on this story from the New York Post.

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