She's in her 30s and married
Finding out Fiji Water Girl’s age shocked us because she looks much younger but Kelleth is reportedly in her early thirties, married, and from Toronto but currently living in Los Angeles. “I do love a good meme, so I think it’s incredibly ironic and funny that I’m one now,” she says of her viral fame. “The first meme of 2019, apparently! My husband is laughing very hard about all of this.”
She used to be a social worker
We’ve already mentioned that Fiji Water Girl is a model and actress but did you know she used to be a social worker too? Kelleth specialised in mental health and addictions counseling, while modeling on the side. She was going to apply for grad school, but the modeling work was going so well she decided to take a year off and fully commit to it but she never looked back.
She's wasn't trying to photobomb the celebrities
Fiji Water Girl says she wasn’t trying to photobomb everyone: “Sometimes you’re caught between a lot of cameras, so there’s a lot of photographers at different angles. You’re just kind of trapped sometimes. See that’s the thing: I feel like I was looking away, but sometimes I was looking so I could move out of the way.”
She wasn't expecting Internet fame
She certainly wasn’t expecting so much attention so Fiji Water Girl reveals that she did her own hair and makeup on the day of the event. “I wish now that I hadn’t chosen to sleep in a little longer. I thought, I don’t need to put that much effort into myself…no one’s really going to see me,” she says. Yeah, that didn’t happen did it?
She thinks people will forget about her in a week
More doors might open for her now that she’s Internet famous, but Fiji Water Girl is being cautious. “I definitely think I’m ready for [the fame], but such is the nature of the Internet that these things just go by in a flash,” she says. “No one will find this funny in a week. We’ll see! I think all of this stuff is very fleeting.” We certainly hope it lasts for Fiji Water Girl though because she’s been the highlight of the awards season so far.
Missed out on watching the Golden Globes? Here’s are the best moments caught on camera:
When the hosts shot compliments instead of zings
Golden Globes’ hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh decided to give the usual tradition of roasting their fellow celebs a rest in their opening monologue. Instead, they wanted to bring “a moment of joy” and to be celebratory, so it was a rather unusual parley that followed. “Bradley Cooper!” called Sandra. “You are hot,” she said with a growl. Jeff Bridges, “I wish you were my dad”, shot Andy. Amy Adams has been nominated for multiple globes, added Sandra. “Save some for the rest of us, you multi-talented piece of crap.” Playing it safe, or much-needed positivity? You decide.
When they kicked Jim Carrey out off his seat
The closest thing to toughness the hosts displayed was when they asked Jim Carrey to leave his seat at the “film section”. Jim was nominated for best performance in a television series, comedy or musical for his role as Jeff in the Showtime series Kidding, so scoot on back to where the TV people sit, they said. “You’re kidding right? I just filmed Sonic the Hedgehog, it’s coming out later this year,” he appealed awkwardly as a security guard stood over him. Reluctantly moving to the back with his things, he later yelled in feigned anger: “I can’t hear you from all the way back here!” A lighthearted and goofy gag that’s a marked departure from last year’s somber campaign against sexual harassment.
When Sandra Oh had a teary moment
Amidst the witty banter and jibes, Sandra took a moment to celebrate being the first person of Asian descent to host a major American awards show in an emotional dialogue. “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here and look out onto this audience and witness this moment of change,” Sandra, who would later win the Best Actress award for a Television Series Drama for her role in Killing Eve. “I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different and probably will be,” she added, her voice cracking. “But right now, this moment is real.”
When everyone got a shot in the arm
While Golden Globes might lack the sheen of the more heralded Oscars and Emmys, it makes up for it in entertainment and fun. That is never more apparent than when 50 minutes into the show, the hosts shocked all with their announcement. “Normally at this point of the show, the host would do something fun and spontaneous to show how we’re all just ordinary people, like ordering pizza for everyone,” Andy said. “But since we already get food at the Globes, we’d thought we’d mix it up and try something new,” Sandra announced. “So, roll up your sleeves Hollywood, ‘cause you’re all getting flu shots!” And out came a bunch of people in doctors’ coats, brandishing syringes. Cue chaos and confusion!
When Lady Gaga cemented her cred as a talented star
She’s already known as the queen of pop, but Gaga can now add “Multi-Golden Globe Winner” to her resume. Gaga, who previously won a best actress Globe for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel in 2016, was in tears and lost for words when it was revealed that Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and her scored best original song for A Star is Born song, Shallow. “I just want to say as a woman in music it’s really hard to be taken seriously as a songwriter, and these three men lifted and supported me. And Bradley, I love you.”
When Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance
Eyebrows were raised when Taylor walked onstage with Idris Elba to present the Best Original Score award (which went to Justin Hurwitz for First Man). The singer was there to support her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, whose film The Favourite was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Taylor didn’t walk the red carpet with Joe, but she looked stunning in an off-shoulder black sequin Atelier Versace gown.
When an epic proposal happened
Maya Rudolph pulled out a ring box onstage and asked Amy Poehler to marry her ahead of their presentation of the Best Screenplay award (which went to Green Book). “You’re the love of my life, you’ve always been there for me. Amy Geraldine Poehler, will you marry me?” she said, mock shaking. “Oh my god! I can’t believe you’re doing this! Are we stealing focus from the next award?” Amy said with a gasp. “Don’t worry. It’s just Best Screenplay,” Maya deadpanned “Yes, yes! A thousand times yes!” Amy replied before they nuzzled faces. The pair seemed to be poking fun at the viral proposal that went down at the 2018 Emmy Awards, where Oscars director Glenn Weiss asked his girlfriend Jan Friedlander Svendsen to marry him during his acceptance speech. Brilliant!
When women stood up for themselves
Regina King, who won best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, gave a powerful speech on the importance of diversity. Thanking Hollywood director Barry Jenkins, she pledged that everything she produces in the next two years will be “50 per cent women”, before challenging attendees who are “in a position of power” to continue to push the notion of inclusiveness in Hollywood. Later, Patricia Clarkson, who won best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie for her role in HBO’s Sharp Objects, thanked its director Jean-Marc Vallée. “You demanded everything of me, except sex,” as the crowd burst into laughter. “Which is exactly how it should be in our industry.” Burn.
When an actor thanked the devil?!
It was quite a thank-you speech by Christian Bale, who won best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy for his portrayal of former Vice-President Dick Cheney in Vice. Known for being a firecracker, Christian was no-holds-barred in his expletive-laden speech. “What a bunch of lucky buggers we are, to make a life out of doing something we love,” Bale said before thanking his “beautiful wife, who said saying less is more”. “She knows some of the dumb crap that comes out of my mouth,” he said. Wrapping up, he added: “Thank you to Satan, who gave me inspiration on how to play this role.” We don’t think the Republicans will be pleased with that one.
When minorities’ rights are championed
The executive producer of Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (which won Best Television Limited Series or Made for TV Movie) gave a rousing speech, calling for a better and more loving world. “Gianni Versace was murdered 20 years ago. He was one of the few public figures who was out during a period of intense fear and hate,” Brad Simpson said. “Those forces of hate and fear are still with us. As artists, we must fight back,” he said, by telling the stories of those who are not represented. “As human beings, we should resist in the streets, resist at the ballot box, and practice love and empathy in our everyday lives.” Couldn’t agree more.
When Lady Gaga lost out on an award she was widely favoured to win
In what was seen as the biggest upset of the night, Glenn Close snagged the Globe for best actress in a motion picture-drama for her powerful (but low-key) role in The Wife. There didn’t seem to be any hard feelings – both clutched each other tightly before Glenn went onstage. She gave what we feel is the most moving speech of the night, calling for women to break out of stereotypes. “It’s called The Wife, maybe that’s why it took 14 years to make,” she joked about her film. Paying a tearful tribute to her mother, who had put her father’s needs before hers and ended up feeling like she had accomplished nothing when she reached her 80s, Glenn said that was “not right”. “We have to find personal fulfillment, we have to follow our dreams and say ‘I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that,” she said to a standing ovation.
When the biggest winner of the night was a head-scratcher
In another shocking twist, Bohemian Rhapsody (a biographical film about British rock band Queen), nabbed the top honours of best motion picture/drama, beating out great contenders like hot favourite A Star is Born and acclaimed film Black Panther. Many were not pleased; pointing out that director Bryan Singer — who was fired from the film for repeated absences and later accused of rape — was not mentioned onstage by producers or its lead actor Rami Malek (who picked up the best drama actor trophy for playing Freddie Mercury). Puzzling.