Atlanta (CNN) -- The day before Susan Bennett came out as the original voice of Siri in the United States, she lost her iPhone. Siriously.
But that's just one smile-inducing twist in a less-than-two-week journey that's left this suburban Atlanta voiceover actor "gobsmacked" and feeling like "some strange tropical bird" on display, she said. "I had no idea this would be such a big deal."
On October 4, exactly two years after Apple's virtual "assistant" was introduced to the masses with the release of the iPhone 4S, CNN revealed her identity. Hours after our in-depth story was published online, she was sitting on the New York set of CNN's "New Day" morning show.
And a new day it was for Bennett, who -- without her phone -- had no idea how much her world was about to change. At her airport gate to head home from New York, she got a sense. A man who kept staring at her finally approached with a question: "Are you that Siri person?"
Read more at CNN: Voice of Siri: How her life has changed