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Anyone who paid attention to the Golden Globes the other night MUST have noticed the photobombing 'Fiji Water Girl.' Her constant presence was literally chilling.

Kelleth Cuthbert. AKA the 'FWG', works as a fashion model and commercial actress and pretty much just wants the world to stay DAMN HYDRATED.

She essentially stole the show at the 76th annual awards, and stood behind legit every single celebrity so ended up appearing in hundreds of high-profile images. Gas?


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The Golden Globe model eventually became the talk of the night, with viewers taking note of her consistent red carpet star presence.

Cuthbert told People that she wasn't actually trying to emerge into the spotlight, but her modelling instincts took over (mmhmm we don't believe it).

She claims that the magical and amusing photos simply came about by “looking at the camera at the right time.” LIES-a Minelli, sweetie.

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The gal has ended up being the brunt of hundreds of unbelievable memes, but explained that she was on her A-game because of the amount of photographers there.

“There’s tons of photographers everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you stand, you’re in the crossfire of every shot,” she commented.

“You’ve gotta have good face, at least, if you’re gonna be hovering in the background frequently," she added.

Her boss, Fiji Water, described her images as "ominous", which is a new one in terms of employer feedback, we have to say.

“We’re so glad everyone is talking about our water! *senses ominous presence* She’s right behind us, isn’t she? #FIJIwatergirl” the company tweeted on Sunday.

They then kickstarted the memes themselves by photoshopping her into various classic film images, pretty much NAILING free marketing.

They inserted her into Star Wars, Rocky and Thelma and Louise successfully, somehow, and it made for wonderful content.

Despite the “ominous” appearance, Cuthbert said the red carpet was actually too fast-paced to be focusing on your face constantly.

“The photographers have to take so many shots, so rapidly. Obviously, your face doesn’t look perfectly pleasant in all of them, so they captured lots of expressions where I’m naturally making weird faces.”

She appeared with Idris Elba, Judy Greer and Richard Madden, her favourite big-name photobomb image was Jim Carrey.

“I loved the Jim Carrey one,” she revealed to People. “I love his work. I grew up watching his movies and thought it was a funny thing to find myself in the background of.”

The model was totally unaware of all the social media furore surrounding her appearance on the red carpet, where she wore a long blue gown.

"I had absolutely no idea what was happening because I obviously didn’t have my phone on me,” she spoke about the craziness online while she was oblivious.

“I felt very cut off from everything. I didn’t find out until the last stragglers of the red carpet were heading into the awards ceremony, and all these people walking by started shoving their phones in my face and showing me that I was trending on Twitter, but I didn’t understand the magnitude of it untill later,” she added.

More than 50,000 tweets were sent out about Fiji Water Girl on Twitter in a few hours alone.


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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.

She claims the Golden Globes was a once in a lifetime experience, despite having been in the industry for 12 years.

“Nothing quite so interesting has ever happened,” she said. “Nothing has garnered so much attention as this before.”


Saoirse Ronan is literally everywhere at the moment.

She has been on one serious press junket this awards season as the Carlow native is expected to be nominated for an Oscar for her turn in Brooklyn. 

And she has certainly been reminding everyone that she is most definitely Irish, if her name and accent weren't already giving the game away. 

From plugging Dublin beauty salons to giving the gift of Barry's tea, it seems that Saoirse now wants to help Americans nail the perfect Irish accent. 

On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert that aired in the States yesterday, Saoirse filled the host in on how NOT to do an Irish accent.

Dispelling stereotypical Irish impersonations, Saoirse advised that the accent should not to get too high-pitched and the sound should be quite "melodic and sing-songey." 

She also helped Stephen out with the pronunciation of some very common Irish names such as Caoimhe, Siobhan and Oisin. 

Watch Saoirse on her serious charm offensive below:



As we come to the end of the year, many of us are very aware that we are about to head into awards season. 

While we don't know who is going to come out with an Oscar at the end of it, the nominees for the earlier awards such as the SAGs and the Golden Globes usually give a pretty good indication of who will at least be nominated, if not outright win. 

The Golden Globes have just released their list of nominees and two Irish heavyweights are set to contend in both the Lead Actor and Lead Actress categories.

And well, we obviously think they both should win. 

It's no surprise that Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for her leading role in the epic Brooklyn which has received rave reviews as well as a serious Oscar buzz since it's release last month.

And we all know that Americans love the Irish so fingers crossed. 

Saoirse will be competing against Cate Blanchett who starred in Carol and Brie Larson who is the lead in Lenny Abrahamson's upcoming flick, Room.

Michael Fassbender has also been nominated for a Globe for his role as the titular character in the equally well received biopic, Steve Jobs. 

Michael will be competing with the likes of Leonardo di Caprio for the Revenant and Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne who starred in The Danish Girl. 

So yeah, stiff competition in both categories but then again, no one else has the luck of the Irish. 

The Irish directed Room itself is set to do very big things this awards season. Lenny Abrahamson's highly anticipated flick is up for three awards at the Globes including best Drama, Screenplay and Best Actress. 

And the luck of the Irish does not end there. 

Up and coming Irish actress Caitriona Balfe has also received a nomination for her role in the American-British TV series, Outlander. 

So yeah, if not one award goes to an Irish person this awards season, we will eat our caps. 

Other notable nominees include Jennifer Lawrence for her role in Joy, Orange is the New Black for best television series and Amy Schumer for Trainwreck



As awards season heats up, we’ve taken a look at the BAFTA nominations, which came out earlier today.

Some of this year’s hottest films feature prominently, such as Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, Philomena and American Hustle.

The movie with the most nominations – eleven overall, including Best Film, Original Music and Original Screenplay – was Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (can they please just get married already?)

Philomena, a heart-wrenching story based on the tragic tale of Irish woman Philomena Lee has received great attention in the movie world following its release earlier this year. It stars Judi Dench as Philomena and Steve Coogan (who wrote the screenplay) as journalist Martin Sixsmith.

Dench is up for the Leading Actress BAFTA alongside Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson.

American Hustle is also set to make a rumble this awards season. The movie boasts an impressive cast of Christian Bale, Amy Adams and of course, the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence.