Golden Globes' Fiji Water girl Kelleth Cuthbert is 'ready for fame'

Deanna Kelley
January 8, 2019

Thanks to the unexpected virality of a model hired to hold bottles of Fiji Water on the red carpet, the water company notched a Golden Globes record for earned impressions, according to marketing analytics firm Apex Marketing Group.

Lady Gaga, who won the award for best original song in her latest film, "A Star Is Born", wore a show-stopping Valentino gown.

She was later identified as model Kelleth Cuthbert, who took to Instagram to celebrate her new status as a photobombing star.

Her show wasn't just hilarious - it was revolutionary It's hard to come by a person who isn't familiar with Burnett's spit-your-water-out amusing "Gone with the Wind" sketch on "The Carol Burnett Show".

One humoured viewer wrote: "The girl handing out FIJI Water at the red carpet is an icon", while another added: "The Fiji water girl is literally living her best life".

But some saw Fiji Water Girl's sudden popularity as a ruse.

Fiji Water Girl became such an internet hit that there is now a Twitter account made in her honour with the bio, "You thirsty?"

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Fiji has been the official water brand of the Golden Globe Awards since 2015.

It was hard to tell who was happier on Sunday night when Steve Carell introduced Carol Burnett for a lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Golden Globes, the Acton native or the 85-year-old television icon.

The idea seemed to work because fans have been loving the attention Fiji Water girl has been receiving.

"First of all, she's a comedy legend", Carell said.

"She's right behind us, isn't she?"

It didn't take long for her to become an internet sensation, as everyone was majorly intrigued by the mysterious figure in blue.

She quipped, "This is something I would go viral for".

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