Kelleth Cuthbert at Golden Globe Awards

That is Kelleth Cuthbert and her water tray within the background making a splash as actor Idris Elba, his fiance Sabrina Dhowre and his daughter Isan Elba smile for the cameras at Sunday’s Golden Globes.


Stefanie Keenan

Kelleth Cuthbert says she would have spent a little bit extra time on her hair and make-up Sunday had she recognized she was about to change into the largest meme of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.

Cuthbert, a mannequin in her early thirties initially from Toronto, was really one in every of 4 Fiji Water “ambassadors” assigned to work the awards present. Sporting a deep-blue Marchesa Notte robe “precisely the colour of the Fiji Water bottlecap,” she mentioned Monday, she circulated with a tray of water bottles, instructed to maintain the celebrities hydrated. 

It wasn’t that Cuthbert (“Kelleth” is an outdated high-school nickname for “Kelly”) lucked out and nabbed a main spot over the opposite water ambassadors. It was pure likelihood that she was the one of many 4 who landed in so many images, she advised me by cellphone from Los Angeles, the place she now lives. 

However since she had no entry to social media as she circulated the pink carpet, Cuthbert, now extensively dubbed “Fiji Water Woman,” did not notice she was turning into maybe the primary meme of 2019 till her work was almost accomplished. 

“I had no thought till proper as individuals have been trickling in (to the awards present),” she advised me. Attendees had been displaying her the social-media buzz constructing on their very own telephones, however Cuthbert says she “did not perceive the scope” of her viral fame.

We’re so glad everyone seems to be speaking about our water!

*senses ominous presence*

She’s proper behind us, isn’t she? #FIJIwatergirl

— FIJI Water (@FIJIWater) January 7, 2019

Her water work lit a hearth: a spokesperson for Twitter stories there have been greater than 50,000 tweets about Cuthbert Sunday night time. And she or he additionally helped the water firm earn greater than $12 million in advert impressions, advertising and marketing analytics agency Apex Advertising Group advised Yahoo Finance.

Ought to her newfound celeb standing result in performing roles or different alternatives, she’s prepared to dive in. “It is onerous to say the place (the viral fame) will lead,” Cuthbert mentioned.

Photobomber to the celebrities is sort of a pure position for her. 

“I have been photobombing since I used to be a child,” she mentioned with amusing. “My household … we’re all a bunch of hams.”

She does have a favourite picture of the numerous she appeared in Sunday: It is the one the place she seems behind comedian actor Jim Carrey. She remembers the second, however notes that like all her photobombs, it glided by “tremendous quick. It is a cut up second. [The actors] are all on a mission.”

La star de la soirée des #GoldenGlobes ne sera ni Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Girl Gaga ou Jim Carrey, mais est d’ores et déjà la serveuse FIJI Water qui prend la pose sur le tapis rouge derrière les acteur.rice.s. pic.twitter.com/10rin6voHX

— CinéCinéphile (@CineCinephile) January 7, 2019

She additionally has a favourite meme of those she’s appeared in. It is the one which proclaims, “gown for the job you need, not the job you’ve gotten.” And she or he says it’d encourage her to not neglect her personal dressing up sooner or later.

Although Cuthbert seemed lovely, she did not have a stylist to repair her hair and make-up. In truth, she set her alarm to stand up early and prepare, then rethought issues and slept in.

“Nobody’s actually going to be me,” she remembers telling herself. 

Solely thousands and thousands, it seems. 

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