Tuesday 15 January 2019

‘Fiji Water Girl’ steals the show on the Golden Globes red carpet

Canadian-born model Kelleth Cuthbert became the first meme of the 2019 awards season.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FIJI WATER – Jamie Lee Curtis at the 76th annual Golden Globe® Awards with FIJI Water on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for FIJI Water/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FIJI WATER – Jamie Lee Curtis at the 76th annual Golden Globe® Awards with FIJI Water on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for FIJI Water/AP Images)

By Alastair Reid, Press Association

A model handing out Fiji Water became an online sensation at the 2019 Golden Globe awards after she repeatedly posed in the background of photos on the red carpet.

With a tray of bottles and a subtly-raised eyebrow, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ was almost ever-present as the stars arrived, staring straight down the camera and winning over hundreds of social media users.

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(Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association Images)

She was swiftly crowned the winner of the red carpet by social media users, who began making memes.

Before the awards show itself had even started, parody Twitter accounts had sprung up.

Other users photoshopped her into classic film scenes.

But after hours of speculation, Canadian-born model Kelleth Cuthbert revealed herself as the model in question with a post on Instagram.

“Not the worst way to spend a Sunday,” she wrote, with a photo of herself on the red carpet.

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