Still Thirsty? Look Back on Fiji Water Girl's Epic Photobombs at the Golden Globes

Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Madden, Jim Carrey and more celebs were all upstaged by Kelleth Cuthbert, aka Fiji Girl, at the 2019 Golden Globes: Look back on all the dehydrated photobombs.

By Tierney Bricker Jan 09, 2022 11:00 AMTags
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And the award for best scenestealer goes to...Kelleth Cuthbert.

Don't know that name? How about "Fiji Water Girl," remember her? It's been three years since Fiji Water Girl became the unexpected breakout star of the 2019 Golden Globes, thanks to her strategic placement behind some of the biggest names on the red carpet in seemingly every photo they took. 

Amy Adams? Check. Richard Madden? Yep. Nicole Kidman? You bet. It's a good thing Kelleth, a Canadian actress and model, was carrying a tray of water bottle throughout the night, given how thirsty she must have been, right? 

But her hustle was so impressive that E! News actually helped with the hydration, giving Kelleth her own honorary award for "Best Supporting Actress On A Red Carpet" after she took the Internet by storm.

"I'd like to thank water. If these celebs weren't so thirsty, I wouldn't have been able to serve the way that I did," she said in her acceptance speech. "My performance would've truly not been possible without you."

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But there was no chance of another Fiji Girl photobombing her way down the red carpet and earning the prize for best Supporting Actress on a Red Carpet during the 2020 Golden Globes, as Icelandic Glacial has announced it will serve as the official water of the ceremony.

This new partnership might've been due, in part, to the lawsuit filed by Kelleth against Fiji for unauthorized use of her likeness and a countersuit from Fiji claiming she was trying to extort almost half a million dollars from the company. (And the Golden Globes for Most Unexpected Drama goes to...)

Now, let's take a stroll down memory lane, looking back on every celebrity Fiji Water Girl upstaged at the 2019 festivities, including one that was less than thrilled over the viral photobomb....

Jamie Lee Curtis

It was Knives Out for Curtis when she discovered she was photobombed, taking to Instagram to express her frustration over being used to promote Fiji Water.

"I knew why there was a photographer poised there and I moved away as I said out loud that I didn't want to be doing advertising for either," she explained at the time, adding she had tried to "specifically moved away from the blatant promotions by Fiji...where young women with their trays filled with their wares stood near a designated camera."

Richard Madden

But who was protecting the bodyguard?!

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz

The then-engaged pair were too busy making out to notice Fiji Girl's sneak attack.

Amy Adams

Spon-con and photobombing? Now that's truly the new American Hustle. 

Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans

Wait, was Fiji Girl really the Alienist all along?! (We never watched The Alienist.)

Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston

"It really tied the red carpet together."

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Casually trying to get cast in the directors' next project like...

Judy Greer

OK, she wasn't even trying to hide the fact that she was photobombing in this one. 

Lucy Boynton

The Politician star was not amused.

Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle

The Marvelous Mrs. Fiji Girl just doesn't have quite the same ring to it. 

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa, behind you!

William H. Macy and Sofia Grace Macy

In hindsight, being photobombed was the least of their worries, no?

Jim Carrey

Fiji Girl miss a photo opp? You've got to be Kidding.

Jim Carrey and Ginger Gonzaga

We guess Jim was so nice that Fiji Girl just had to photobomb him twice!

Irena Medavoy and Carly Steel

Red, white and blue.

(Originally published on Jan. 2, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. PT)