But it wasn’t just TikTok. Momoa, who was born in Honolulu and attended the University of Hawaii, also took to his Instagram page to share a behind-the-scenes clip of the viral moment, sharing the significance of his in-flight appearance — and what inspired him to launch an aluminum-packaged water company.
“This is how it all started,” Momoa recalled in the video. “Sitting on a plane, constantly going back and forth from job to job.”
“Seeing the little, silliest plastic bottles, I was like ‘Why can’t we have aluminum?” the actor recalled thinking at the time. “There’s sparkling water, there’s sparkling beer, there’s Coca-Cola, soft drinks. I’m like, ‘Why do I have to have this little single tiny water?’”