The lady from the Honey Bunches of Oats commercials is retiring and cereal advertising will never be the same.
Diana Hunter, an actual worker at a Post factory in Michigan, stepped into the spotlight in 2015 when she appeared in an ad for Honey Bunches of Oats as herself. Two years following her establishing herself as the unofficial face of the cereal, Hunter is hanging up her hard hat and hair nets after 40 years of helping make the delicious breakfast treat.
Hunter immediately captured our hearts in her very first commercial, in which she said, “I get out of work and I got to the store and somebody smells around, ‘Mmm, I smell cookies.’ I said, ‘Oh no, you just smell me. I just got out of work. That’s Honey Bunches of Oats.'”
In another Honey Bunches of Oats ad, Hunter talks about “sparkle flakes,” saying, “When you taste it, you think it’s a sparkle. A sparkle in your eye.”
Hunter’s commercials aired thousands of times over the past two years, largely because of her popularity among viewers. Her retirement is very well deserved, but it goes without saying that we’re all gonna miss her like crazy.
[via E! News]