These Memes Were the Real Winners of Last Night's Golden Globe Awards

Carla Harmon
January 9, 2019

Her employer Fiji Water even took note of her stardom, taking to social media to jokingly describe her presence on the red carpet and her photobombing skills as "ominous".

Cuthbert claims Fiji Water "got a good laugh out of it", and that she was flooded with selfie requests from after-party guests, so she definitely made an impact. "There are two people here tonight that I'm so grateful they're here for me", Sandra said in her speech, adding in Korean, "Mom, Dad, I love you" with a little bow.

Glenn Close may have snagged the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama movie and Christian Bale won for best actor in a comedy.

These Memes Were the Real Winners of Last Night's Golden Globe Awards

So who is Fiji water girl? And in doing so, she just happened to position herself in the background of many high-profile photos.

Hundreds of memes and comments are now circulating on Twitter in celebration of "Fiji Water Girl".

Taking on their own spin of the Golden Globes red carpet, the bottled water had a blue-and-white police logo printed across the label.

For the moment, it's Cuthbert, a former Toronto social worker, who's the celebrity: the post-awards media blitz found her appearing on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning and heading off to Inside Edition after talking to the Star.

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

Kelleth Cuthbert was easily one of the most talked about "celebrities" of the evening - and she had no idea she had gained any sort of attention.

Cuthbert says her Instagram following was around 53,000 before Sunday's event.

"It's all strategic", Cuthbert, who has more than 80,000 Instagram followers, told the LA newspaper.

"I do love a good meme, so I think it's incredibly ironic and amusing that I'm one now", she is quoted as saying. "The first meme of 2019, apparently!"

They then kickstarted the memes themselves by photoshopping her into various classic film images, pretty much NAILING free marketing. You might have actually seen Kelleth Cuthbert, the viral Fiji Water Girl before in a Canadian band's music video.

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