'Fiji water girl' reveals what she was really thinking during her incredible Golden Globes photobombs
It's fair to say that the 76th Golden Globe awards were pretty spectacular, attended by all manner of famous people. However, on the day of the ceremony, a new star was born in the most unlikely of circumstances: the so-called 'Fiji Water Girl.'
In case you've been missing the buzz around this enigmatic person, then allow me to illuminate you. When pictures of the red carpet event hit social media yesterday, a number of social media users were intrigued by the constant appearance of a beautiful brunette woman, who seemed to be in every photograph. She would usually photobomb the celebs by standing behind them, smirking slightly, holding a tray of Fiji brand water bottles on a tray.
It was a bit like having April Ludgate show up to mug for the camera, and needless to say, many people who spotted her were desperate to know who the girl in the blue dress really was. Eventually, it was discovered that the real name of the Fiji Water Girl is Kelleth Cuthbert. Kelleth is apparently a model and commercial actress who just so happened to be at the right place at the right time when the paparazzi started snapping their pics. Now she's opened up for the first time about what she was feeling when she accidentally went viral.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, Cuthbert stated: "There’s tons of photographers everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you stand, you’re in the crossfire of every shot. You’ve gotta have good face, at least, if you’re gonna be hovering in the background frequently. The photographers have to take so many shots, so rapidly. Obviously, your face doesn’t look perfectly pleasant in all of them, so they captured lots of expressions [where I’m] naturally making weird faces. I loved the Jim Carrey one. I love his work. I grew up watching his movies and thought it was a funny thing to find myself in the background of."
She added: "I had absolutely no idea what was happening because I obviously didn’t have my phone on me,” she told PEOPLE of the social media craze happening while she worked. I felt very cut off from everything. I didn’t find out until the last stragglers of the red carpet were heading into the awards ceremony, and all these people walking by started shoving their phones in my face and showing me that I was trending on Twitter, but I didn’t understand the magnitude of it till later. Nothing quite so interesting has ever happened. Nothing has garnered so much attention as this before."
Apart from Jim Carrey, other celebrities that Cuthbert ended up photobombing included Judy Greer, Idris Elba, Eric Lange, Tony Shalhoub, Richard Madden, Kaley Cuoco, and numerous others. Even Fiji Water made fun of the meme on social media, tweeting: "We’re so glad everyone is talking about our water! *senses ominous presence* She’s right behind us, isn’t she? [sic]."
Hey, I suppose any publicity is good publicity. I'm sure that her newfound viral fame will give Kelleth's career a big boost.