CENTRAL GLENDALE — The past week has been a whirlwind for 22-year-old Glendale resident Elyse Porterfield, who became an Internet sensation after starring in an online hoax about "Jenny," a disgruntled assistant who quit her job via a dry erase board.
Since Porterfield was revealed as the actress behind the famous photos, she's been spoofed by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, given dozens of interviews to media outlets and received hundreds of marriage proposals from love-struck men across the nation.
A week later, Porterfield — who moved to Glendale in June to pursue an acting career after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado — said she is still amazed by the attention.
"It's crazy," she said Wednesday. "Every day I feel like I'm going to wake up, and it's going to slow down, but it hasn't yet."
All of the interest came mere days after Porterfield answered an ad seeking a "girl next door type" for a $400 modeling job for theCHIVE.com, a website run by brothers Leo and John Resig, perpetrators of several other famous Web pranks.