Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter

*Diana Hunter is hanging up her hairnet and red hard-hat.

The production employee at Post’s cereal factory in Battle Creek, Michigan, was plucked from the floor in 2015 and appeared as herself in several now-famous ads for the company’s Honey Bunches of Oats.

After more than 40 years on the job, one of her co-workers told Buzzfeed this week that Hunter retired last Friday and is a “good friend that will be missed.”

In her first Honey Bunches of Oats spot, Hunter says, “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.'”

She also appeared in another ad for the product in which she makes “sparkle flakes.”

“When you taste it, you think it’s a sparkle,” she says. “A sparkle in your eye.”
The ad aired nationwide thousands of times for about a year.

View clips from Hunter’s brush with stardom below: