It seems like only yesterday that I was telling you about Kimbra Hickey, the hand model featured on the cover of Twilight, who carries Gala apples around in her purse and hangs out at Barnes and Noble just in case she sees someone reading Twilight and has to demand that they ask for her autograph. Well now it seems Katie Couric may have found a hand model even crazier. Enter Ellen Sirot, 40. She fancies herself a famous hand model, and spends the entire interview alternately waving like the Queen of England at a parade, and petting her own hands as if they were newborn kittens. Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy behavior.
“They are really like the most perfect, neutral toned hands. So the skin is flawless, and it’s a very even tone, so it lights well and it photographs well. The nails are very healthy. and they just emanate, like, radiate health and good care.
“I’m incredibly protective. I view my hands like elite athletes. And so everything I do is to protect them from being in any jeopardy or any danger in any way. So for me that means no cooking, no cleaning, no taking out the garbage, no opening cans, no opening windows, no opening doors, no gardening no sports… My whole life is dedicated to the care and protection of these hands. [...] These hands have not seen the sunlight in about 15 years. I wear gloves all day, every day.”
Gosh, what a delight. What fun she must be at cocktail parties. Though I find it hard to believe that she doesn’t open cans. Her cats must be starving.