Meet the beautiful model who gets paid thousands to star on TV and in magazines but never shows her face
It’s likely you’ve seen the hands of Emily Grimson countless times before without giving a second thought as to whom they belong to.
But despite working for some of the biggest brands in the world, it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen her face, until now.
Professional hand model Emily, 25, gets paid £100 an hour to appear everywhere from television screens to magazine ads.
While Emily, from Shropshire, may not be as well-known for her modelling as Cara Delevingne or Kate Moss, her pristine hands are in high demand from some of the biggest advertisers every day.
Her high-earning hands have featured in product videos for Bosch, adverts on the Disney Channel and advertorials in the Sunday Times Style magazine.
The stunning brunette has only been modelling for a year but has already built a lucrative full-time career making anything from £100 a day to £100 an hour depending on the job.
But not one to put her assets at risk, Emily, who used to write the beauty pages for a bridal magazine, is committed to preserving her limbs, moisturising her hands up to TEN times a day to keep them looking at their best.
Emily said: “I used to write the beauty pages for a bridal magazine but everyone would mention how lovely my hands are.
“I started hand modelling around about May last year and have been doing it full time since autumn.
“Work can vary; sometimes I work for one client for a couple of weeks, sometimes I do odd days here and there for various different brands and products – no week or month is the same.
“I love it, you can make anything from £100 a day to £100 an hour, and if you film a commercial, you may even be paid a buyout fee.”
Emily, who is signed with BMA Models, was encouraged to give hand modelling a shot after a nail technician complemented her hands while giving her a manicure.
Since signing up for the modelling agency last year, Emily, who says she goes to great pains to protect her hands, has modeled everything from designer bags to electrical appliances.
Emily said: “I do have a strict routine to keep my hands looking their best.
“I moisturise them about ten times a day and always use SPF to protect them, even when the sun isn’t shining.
“I exfoliate them once a week and always wear a strengthener to keep my nails from snapping.
“Sometimes I ask other people to open bottles or packets for me when I have a big job coming up as I don’t want to risk any scratches or breakages.
“Oh, and I won’t let my boyfriend get a kitten, despite the fact that he loves them, as a manicurist on a job warned me they carry a major scratching risk.”