'Fiji Water Girl' lands TV role after going viral at the Golden Globes
This year's Golden Globes were pretty fantastic, and it was so exciting to see so many of our favourite celebrities gathered together in one place. But a new star was inadvertently born at the prestigious red carpet event: Kelleth Cuthbert, also known colloquially as the 'Fiji Water Girl.' When pictures of the awards show made it to social media, many people were intrigued by the inexplicable appearance of an attractive brunette, who seemed to be photobombing various celebs by lurking behind them, holding a tray of Fiji water bottles.
Suffice to say, everyone was desperate to find out just who the mysterious brunette was. Eventually, Cuthbert was identified as the woman in question. It turned out that she was a model and commercial actress who just so happened to be at the right place at the right time when the cameras were turned in her general direction. At first, she was just an everyday internet meme, but now it seems as though her Golden Globes cameos have given her career a big boost.
According to a report from network CBS, Cuthbert is due to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the popular long-running soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful, in an episode scheduled to air on February 6. Cuthbert herself confirmed this, after she posted a picture of herself alongside the soap’s cast this week. She captioned the pic: "Thank you to the lovely folks of @boldandbeautifulcbs for having me yesterday!" In case you're wondering, she wasn't photobombing the actors this time, but was actually front-and-centre for a change.
In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, Kelleth shared her top four photobombing tips with the world. She advises viewers of the video that that: "You just want to creep over, always make eye contact, keep it sultry. It's all about the looks, the sultry looks. The Blue Steel! If you're holding something, you want to keep it visible. Keep the shoulders kind of cheated to camera. You just have to look pleasant toward the camera. You know: give them some eyes." Lastly, she states that a good photobomber should: "Have a little bit of room, you know? A little room to pose, bust out the moves. A little over-the-shoulder."
In another interview discussing her newfound viral fame, Cuthbert stated: "There are 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."
Personally, I'm glad that Kelleth is going on to do great things. I'm sure she'll be landing many more plumb roles in the future.