'Fiji Water Girl' now suing Fiji Water for using her image

The 'Fiji Water Girl', known for photobombing celebrities at the Golden Globes 2019, has turned on the company that made her famous.

Model Kelleth Cuthbert managed to infiltrate snaps of stars like Idris Elba, Amy Adams, Dakota Fanning and Jim Carrey while holding a tray of bottled Fiji Water.

Afterwards the brand used her photos to create cardboard cut-outs as part of a global marketing campaign.

But she's now suing Fiji Water, saying it used her image without authorisation and attempted to pressure her into signing a "fake document".

"Suing Fiji Water was a last resort for Ms Cuthbert who had hoped to discretely resolve this dispute. Fiji Water used her image without a contract, without consent and without paying her, all for Fiji Water's financial gain," her legal representatives told E! News.

"Models make a living off the use of their image. No one would expect other professions to work for free.

"Fiji Water's cardboard cut-out campaign used Ms Cuthbert's image unlawfully and she just wants what is fair."

A spokesperson for Fiji Water called the lawsuit "frivolous" and "entirely without merit".

"After the Golden Globes social media moment, we negotiated a generous agreement with Ms Cuthbert that she blatantly violated," they said.

"We are confident that we will prevail in court. Throughout our history, we have had a sterling reputation working with talent."