Hand model, 25, gets paid thousands to pose with gadgets and designer bags

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The 25-year-old, from Shropshire, works as a professional hand model, posing for some of the world’s biggest brands.

“I used to write the beauty pages for a bridal magazine but everyone would mention how lovely my hands are,” she said.

“I started hand modelling around about May last year and have been doing it full time since autumn.”

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.

She now gets paid £100 an hour for jobs and appears everywhere from television screens to magazine adverts.

Her high-earning hands have featured in product videos for Bosch, adverts on the Disney Channel and advertorials in the Sunday Times Style magazine.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

Due to the lucrative nature of her work, stunning brunette Emily is committed to preserving her limbs and moisturises her hands up to 10 times a day.

“I do have a strict routine to keep my hands looking their best,” she says

“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.”

And Emily’s strict regime ramps up when she’s got an important shoot coming up.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

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