How "Twilight" made hand model Kimbra Hickey a star(Read article summary)
Want publicity? Get yourself linked to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series.
Not even the pasta served in the fictional "Twilight" books escaped fame, so it’s no surprise to see the hand model used for the book cover giving a public wave.
Turns out that “parts model” Kimbra Hickey is the face behind the now-famous image of ghostly hands cupping a red apple. At the time, Hickey wrote on her “Hands of Twilight” website, it was just a shot for a teenage romance novel. She knew nothing about the book. Now, she’s on the “Twi-Tour” convention circuit, traveling the country and using her hands to sign autographs. In the works, her site said, are sales of a “Hands of Twilight” body lotion (apple-scented, of course), and an apple charm necklace. (Her 1,200-plus followers on Twitter include “MrsEddieCullen” and “Newborn_Bella.”)
But now Hickey's bite of the apple is drawing some blowback. New York magazine describes Hickey this way: “She doesn't understand why she isn't more famous. It's cute at first, and then you realize she's not kidding about this.” Other headlines joke about her seeking “hands-on glory.”