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    The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

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    The face behind the GPS voice finds fame

    If you’ve ever used a GPS device for directions, you might already be acquainted with Karen Jacobsen. As the voice of “Australian-English Karen” in Garmin GPS products, she calmly instructs harried drivers to turn left, go 1.8 miles or “recalculate” their trips every day.
    Jacobsen recently spoke with the Chronicle’s Kristin Finan about her sense of direction, being yelled at by strangers and how her virtual gig with Garmin has helped her achieve celebrity status in real life. Some excerpts, edited and condensed:

    Q: You started as a singer and voice-over artist in Australia. How do you feel about being an American GPS icon?
    A: Isn’t it the funniest thing? I’m in millions of cars right now telling people where to go. I find it hysterical.
    Q: When you were hired as the voice of Australian-English Karen, you didn’t know your words were going to be used for GPS devices. What was your reaction?
    A: It was such a thrill and became even more of a thrill when people from all over the world started to contact me. I’ve had so many fun, entertaining experiences because people find it so novel that I’m in their GPS system.

    Q: Have you ever been in the car and listened to yourself give directions?
    A: (Laughs). Yes. I was sitting in the backseat with some friends who have me in their GPS system, and I — as in Australian Karen in the Garmin GPS — was giving them directions they didn’t really want. So they asked me in the backseat if I knew a different route. We really had a giggle about that, because it was really backseat driving.

    Q: How is your sense of direction?
    A: This is going to sound a little ironic, but I have an excellent sense of direction.


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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    seen better



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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    I named the lady Veronica.



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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    seen better
    BTW Dave, is that woman, wearing a Cub Jersey, in your sig happen to be
    Erin Andrews?


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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    BTW Dave, is that woman, wearing a Cub Jersey, in your sig happen to be
    Erin Andrews?
    you mean her????


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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    actually I mis-informed a person on here, it is Erin Andrews, someone asked me if it was Pamela I believe-its not



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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
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    Well yeah, but that doesn't mean ya wouldn't hit it!



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    Re: The Woman Who Does Your Garmin GPS Voice Is Kinda Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    actually I mis-informed a person on here, it is Erin Andrews, someone asked me if it was Pamela I believe-its not

    It's Marissa Miller.

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