You may have seen me swirl wine, fondle jewels, twist lipstick…and perhaps, push a few buttons. Hi, I’m a hand model. Technically speaking, I’m a “parts” model, since my body parts are frequently featured in advertising. My mitts however are my primary money makers, and have lent a hand to countless campaigns, from Dior to Dominos. Occasionally my parts double for celebrities, such as Katy Perry, Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman, and more.

I didn’t plan for a career in parts. As a kid, I never once looked longingly upon a star and whispered, “One day my hands will be all over the WORLD!”

I grew up on a (manic) organic commune in California, and dreamed primarily of returning to ‘normality’ in New Orleans, with my large Italian food-biz family.

 I’ve always been told I had nice hands (mainly by my grandma), but it wasn’t until a random casting with OPI nail polish, that I booked my first hand job.

For the past few years, I’ve been bicoastal, living primarily in Malibu California, and working regularly in New York City.

 

When I first moved to Hollywood, I had dreams of becoming SOMEBODY. (Little did I know I’d become somebody’s body.)

I love what I do, yet try to contribute more to society than nice nail beds. So I write a silly yet heartfelt blog called HAND JOBS: Tales of a Hand Model.

Soon I’ll be launching my lotion love-child, Essentiel. For years, I’ve made skin potions in my kitchen.

 

When friends began asking for more moisturizer, I set out to spread the lotion love!

Thanks for visiting and please keep in touch! We all do our part in powerful ways.