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From Burger King, Oil Of Olay and Crest Toothpaste to Skyy Vodka, Dove Soap, and Dunkin’ Donuts, you can’t turn on the television or flip through a magazine without seeing Mia Crowe’s famous hands.

Mia Crowe is a top hand model in the big business of body parts modeling. Turn on the television right now, and you can see Mia’s talented hands in commercials doing everything from spreading Philadelphia Cream Cheese on a bagel and twisting open Oreo cookies to pouring test tubes of blue dye onto Tampax feminine pads to test for absorbency.

Mia got her start as a hand model while she was working as an actress on a television commercial. When she noticed that the director was interviewing several white-gloved women to hand model for his next commercial, she stuck out her hands to be judged along side the veteran hand models. Mia was hired on the spot, and her career as a hand model was launched. (Little did she know that she’d have to shoot the job underwater in a swimming pool for three days, and it would be one of her most difficult jobs to date!)

From commercials and international ad campaigns to publications such as SHAPE MAGAZINE, VARIETY, ESQUIRE, and the NEW YORK TIMES, Mia began booking every job that she interviewed for. Aside from Mia’s naturally graceful fingers, long nail beds and flawless skin, Mia’s skills and impeccable timing have earned her the reputation as a valuable talent who can save the production time and therefore thousands of dollars in production costs.

Mia says, “People rely on me to get the precision shots they need in the first few takes so I’m willing to do anything to get the shot”. Raising her arms in the air for hours at a time and holding her breath to steady her hands while standing under hot lights, makes hand modeling a physically demanding job. Mia’s work ethic makes her a favorite with her chiropractor and masseuse who keep her in prime physical condition so she is able to work the long hours on shoots that last from 8-12 hours a day and sometimes longer. Mia works with several directors who won’t do a shoot without her, which means juggling 2 and 3 shoots in a day to keep all her clients on schedule.

Over 3000 national and international commercials, print campaigns, and editorials to date, Mia works on location in New York, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Paris, Mexico, and her homebase of Los Angeles. She has been the hands for such celebrities as Penelope Cruz (Lux), Jennifer Aniston (L’Oreal), Molly Simms (Cover Girl), and Cindy Crawford (Arctic Mineral Water). Mia also foot models and has been the feet of Faith Hill. Mia works with the top directors and photographers in the business, including Matthew Rolston, Dewey Nicks, and Moshe Brakha.

Mia believes that other handmodels who wear gloves are a bit eccentric and says, “You don’t see models like Gisele Bundchen or Tyra Banks covering their faces so I don’t thinks it’s necessary to cover my hands. I live my life like everybody else and I love working in the garden.” To keep her hands and feet in camera ready condition, Mia enjoys experimenting with the latest nailcare treatments, skincare products, vitamins, and spa bodycare treatments. Of course she never forgets to use sunscreen on her hands and feet when she goes into the sun.

Mia is currently writing a book about her exploits in the world of modeling titled “HANDJOBS IN HOLLYWOOD: A How-To Book for Hand Models ”. Aside from being a hand and foot model, Mia is a working actress, writer, television host, and a well-respected voice-over artist for television commercials and promos, radio, and cartoons.

CELEBRITIES MIA HAS MODELED FOR:
CINDY CRAWFORD KATE BECKINSALE
PENELOPE CRUZ JENNIFER ANISTON
LINDA EVANGELISTA JAMIE LEE CURTIS
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA HEATHER LOCKLEAR
MOLLY SIMMS FAITH HILL
MANDY MOORE DALE EVANS
LIV TYLER CLAUDIA SCHIFFER
NATASHA KINSKY RACHEL LEIGH COOKE
KRISTEN KREUK ANDY MCDOWELL
KEIRA KNIGHTLY CANDICE BERGEN
KATHY GRIFFIN
COMMERCIAL & PRINT CLIENTS:
1800 CONTACTS FORD NY TIMES
3M FORTUNE MAGAZINE OIL OF OLAY
ALBERTSONS FRISKIES CAT FOOD OPI
ALLTEL GB DATA OREOS
ALWAYS GOLDSTAR PACIFIC CARE
ARCTIC MINERAL WATER GOOD HOUSEKEEPING PAYLESS SHOES
AVERY GUESS PHILLY CRÈME CHEESE
AVON HARDEES PIZZA HUT
BASELINE MAGAZINE HEALTH MAGAZINE PONDS
BELLAGIO HOTEL VEGAS HEWLETT PACKARD PONTIAC
BLISTEX HONDA PRO NAILS
BLOOMBERG MAGAZINE COVER HOT POCKETS PURELL
BOB EVANS RESTAURANTS HYUNDAI RED ROBIN
BODDINGTONS ALE IAMS REVLON
BON APETITE JAGUAR ROBINSONS MAY
BUD LIGHT JC PENNY ROSS
BUOTONI PASTA JONELL SAMSUNG
BURGER KING JVC SANYO
CAMBELL’S SOUP KELLOGGS SPECIAL K SCOOP AWAY
CANON KMART SCOTCH WIPES
CARNATION INFANT FORMULA KRAFT SALAD DRESSING SEARS
CD CUTTER LAMISIL SHAPE MAGAZINE
CHILD MAGAZINE L’OREAL SHISEIDO
CHLROX LURIE INVESTMENTS SONY
CINGULAR LUX SONY DVD PLAYER
CLOROX LUX REPAIR ESSENCE SOUTHWESTERN BELL
COLGATE LUX STRAIGHT FOAM SPREE CANDY
COSMAR LYSOL STAPLES
CREATIVE AGE MARK WINS BEAUTY STRIDEX
CREST MASTERCARD SUAVE
CREST SPIN BRUSH MAY COMPANY TAMPAX
CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL MEOW MIX TARGET
CVS PHARMACY MERLE NORMAN TASTERS CHOICE
DANNON YOGURT MOEN FAUCETS TELEFLORA
DAWN MONISTAT THERMASILK
DENNYS MYCELEX TIC TAC
DIABETES NABISCO TIDE
DIAL SOAP NAIL FILES TOMBSTONE PIZZA
DIRECT TV NAILENE TOYOTA AVALON
DIRECT TV NAILS MAGAZINE COVER TOYOTA CELICA
DISCOVERY CHANNEL NASAL CROM UCLA
DOORS NASAL CROM UNILEVER
DOVE NESCAFE VARIETY
DOVE CLEANSING CLOTH NESTLE VIDAL SASSOON
E! ENTERTAINMENT NEUTROGENA VISA
EMEMORIES.COM NEUTROGENA ACNE WASH VITAMINS
ENERGY STAR NEUTROGENA ACNE WASH VOICESTREAM
ERICSSON CELLULAR PHONES NEUTROGENA ASTRINGENT WEIGHT WATCHERS
ESQUIRE MAGAZINE NEUTROGENA BODY SCRUB WET N WILD
EVILLA NEUTROGENA NEW HANDS WOMENS WORLD MAG.
FAMILY LIFE MAGAZINE NEWSWEEK YOPLAIT YOGURT
FERRERO MOCHER CHOCOLATE NEXIUM
FLEMMINGS NIKE
FOLGERS COFFEE NOXZEMA
PRODUCTION COMPANIES AD AGENCIES:
5 UNION SQUARE PRODUCTIONS ADMARKETING INC
A & R GROUP AMBROSI & ASSOCIATES
A BAND APART ANONYMOUS CONTENT
ACADEMY COMMERCIALS BARTLE, BOGLE, HEGARTY LONDON
AREA 51 BATES USA
ATLAS BBDO
BACKYARD PRODUCTIONS BIRD BONETTE STAUDERMAN
BELIEVE MEDIA BOS DESIGN
BRENTWOOD PRODUCTIONS BROMLEY COMMUNICATIONS
BROMLEY COMMUNICATIONS CARLSON & PARTNERS
CCM INC CHEMISTRI
COLOSSAL HEART PROD. CHICAGO CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
DIRECTORZ COPPOS FILLMS
DNA PRODUCTIONS CRAMER KRASSELT ADVERTISING
DUNCAN & ASSOCIATES DAILEY & ASSOCIATES
EDGE FILMS D’ARCY MASIUS BENTON & BOWLES
EPOCH FILMS DCA ADVERTISING
FROG PRODUCTIONS DDB CHICAGO
FUEL DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWIDE
GO FILM DDB SAN FRANCISCO
GREY ADVERTISING DEUTCH INC
H.S.I. PRODUCTIONS DISCOVERY HEALTH MEDIA
HEFFERNAN FILMS DONER US
HKM PROUDCTIONS DRIVER MEDIA
INDEPENDENT ARTISTS ERICSSON FINA
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC FCB CHICAGO
JON FRANCIS FILMS FERRERO USA
JONI RAE & ASSOCIATES FOOTE CONE & BELDING
JUST BECAUSE PRODUCTIONS FUSION IDEA LAB
LAMBESIS INC GOODBY, SILVERSTEIN & PARTNERS
LENA PRODUCTIONS GREY ADVERTISING
LISMAR PRODUCTIONS GREY WORLDWIDE
LOWE & PARTNERS GSD & M
LUCAS PRODUCTIONS HILL HOLLIDAY CONNORS COSMOPULOS
LUNA ENTERTIANMENT J. WALTER THOMPSON LONDON
MCANN-ERICKSON J. WALTER THOMPSON NY
MCSI JORDAN MCGRATH CASE & PARTNERS
MERITT-CLAPP ADVERTISING KAPLAN THALER GROUP
MJZ KAUFFMAN & ASSOCIATES
MORTON, JANKEL, ZANDER KLEMTNER ADVERTISING
NITRO FILMS LEAP PARTNERSHIP
NU PICTURES LENA PRODUCTION SERVICES
PACIFIC WORLD LEO BURNETT
PARAGON CO. LOWE & PARTNERS
PARTISAN MIDI MMINUIT MCANN-ERICKSON
PFEIFER VAN DUSEN MCCANN-ERICKSON LA
PRETTY PRODUCTIONS MCCARTHY, MAMBRO, BERTINO ADVERTISING
REACTOR FILMS MERITT-CLAPP ADVERTISING
REVOLVER FILMS NYDRLE PRODUCTIONS
RH COMMERCIALS OGILVY AND MATHER
RHYTHM & HUES PETERSON MILLA HOOKS
RITTS/ HAYDEN PLUM PRODUCTIONS
RSA USA PROCTER & GAMBLE
SHEESLEY & PRODUCTION PUBLICIS
SINCBOX PUBLICIS & HAL RINEY
SPUNKY DOG PRODUCTIONS REVLON ADVERTISING
STUDIO V12 SAATCHI & SAATCHI NY
TATSUO GONDA SANYO-FISHER USA
THE A & R GROUP SHEESLEY PRODUCTION
THE SELDEN GROUP THE ARTISTS COMPANY
TRAKTOR THE MARTIN AGENCY
VAMP FILMS THE SEIDEN GROUP
VENUS ENTERTAINMENT THE Y & R COMPANIES
VILLAINS TOOL OF NORTH AMERICA
TULINO DESIGN
WB DONER
WEST WAYNE
WYSE ADVERTISING
YOUNG & RUBICAM DETROIT
YOUNG& RUBICAM NY
PHOTOGRAPHERS / DIRECTORS:
JACK ANDERSON MARCUS NISPEL
MRON BECK PETER NYDRLE
IRV BLITZ STUART PARR
NATALIE BOEHM TREVOR PEARSON
PAUL BOEHM LEN PELTIER
MOSHE BRAHKHA TOBY PHILLIPS
NEAL BROWN ALBERT POINDEXTER
JANIS BROWN DAVID RAMSER
DAVID CAMERON TERRY RIETTA
JOE CARLSON HERB RITTS
CAMERON CASEY RANDY ROBERTS
STEVE CHASE LEW ROBERTSON
ERICSON CORE HUGO ROJAS
DAVID CORNELL MATTHEW ROLSTON
ANN CUTTING MICHAEL ROWLES
JONATHAN DAVID BARRETT RUDICH
PIERLUCA DECARLO MICHAEL RUPPERT
CURT DODY RICHARD RUTHSALTZ
CLAUDIO DROGUETT TOM RYAN
JON FRANCIS ERIC SAARINEN
LIZ FRIEDLANDER JEFF SARPA
JERRY GARNS TOM SCHILLER
BOB GRIGG MICHAEL SHAPIRO
MARK ROBERT HALPER KEVIN SMITH
BLAIR HAYES ZACH SNYDER
TERRY HEFFERNAN ART SNYDER
BOB HEUERMAN BRUCE SOMMERS JR.
TOM HOLLER JIM SONZERO
MASAHIRO HONDA DAVID SPARRGROVE
TODD JOHNSON COLIN STRAUSE
ERICH JOINER CARL SWAN
MICHAEL KARBELNIKOFF STEPHEN SWINTEK
DAVID KELLOGG BILL THOMPSON
JOHN KELLY BURKE TRIOLO
HEINZ KOHLER ERIC TUCKER
MARK LAITA BRUCE VAN DUSEN
MICHAEL LARICHE JAMES WAHLBERG
RON LAZZERETTI TIM WAMPLER
BRIAN LEATART MERCIER WIMBERG
JUSTIN LEIBOW CHARLES WITTENMEIER
CHUCK LOHMAN PATRICK- TRAKTOR
DEWEY NICKS ULF- TRAKTOR
STATS:
Ring Size: 4.5
Shoe Size: 6.5-7
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 110
Measurements: 34-24-34
Skin Tone: Perfect Sand
Tattoos: None