Who is the 'Hawk Tuah' girl, and what does it mean? (2024)

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The moment a star was born.Credit: Screenshot : Youtube / Tim & Dee TV

Hawk Tuah Girl is the internet's latest viral star, and her origin story is all too common in the digital age. It started with one of those man-on-the-street interviews designed to go viral. The questions were sexual in nature, and that, combined with the setting (a.k.a. the party scene in Nashville), was a recipe for success.

In case you haven't been on TikTok lately and missed it, Hawk Tuah Girl first surfaced in a Tim & Dee TV video. She's asked, "What's one move in bed that makes a man go crazy every time?"

In a Southern accent, she answers, with enthusiasm and in a ridiculous way: "Aw, you gotta give 'em that 'hawk TUAH' and spit on that thang! You get me?" She says this while miming, well, spitting on that...thang...in the form of a microphone angled toward her.

This clip, in turn, went viral on TikTok with videos featuring the moment, reacting to it, or updating folks on it, gaining millions and millions of views. It's since been revealed that Hawk Tuah Girl is named Hailey Welch. As the internet is wont to do, people began digging and starting random rumors.

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Chief among them? That Welch was a teacher and fired for the viral clip. That started when a parody account fooled people online.

But while Welch initially seemed a bit hesitant to cash in on the viral moment, she has begun selling merchandise now, which is a pretty foolproof way to pull in money. She's working with a local Tennessee company called Fathead Threads to sell merchandise capitalizing on all the Hawk Tuah virality. Among the items: a "Hawk Tuah 2024" trucker hat, graphic tees, and New Jersey-Boardwalk-esque shirts making crude Hawk Tuah jokes.

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Some reporting has also suggested Welch could soon have representation. Page Six reported that industry buzz suggests she's in talks with major talent agencies.

Honestly, it's good for Welch. She was funny in the interview and probably never expected to go viral for something some people consider embarrassing. But now she can laugh all the way to the bank.

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Who is the 'Hawk Tuah' girl, and what does it mean? (2024)


Who is the 'Hawk Tuah' girl, and what does it mean? ›

Before she became known as Hawk Tuah Girl, Hawk Tuah Girl was known as Hailey Welch. But Welch's destiny was forever altered when she appeared in a girl-outside-a-bar video from creators Tim & Dee TV.

Who is the Hawk Tuah girl and what does it mean? ›

Who is Hawk Tuah Girl? Otherwise known as Hailey Welch, Hawk Tuah Girl is rising to prominence after being featured in a man-on-the-street interview from creators Tim & Dee TV. In the video, she's asked “What's one move in bed that makes a man go crazy every time?” Her response is what's made her go viral.

Who is the Hawktuah girl? ›

Who is Hawk Tuah girl? Hailey Welch, a Nashville native, has been unmasked as the voice behind the viral sensation. With just over 15,000 Instagram followers, Hailey is rapidly becoming a household name. Interestingly, she follows only one account, keeping her social media game strong and focused.

What does the hawk tuah mean? ›

'Hawk Tuah' refers to the distinctive sound of a vigorous spitting action, which has become an internet meme thanks to a particular woman. This sound was popularised in a viral video where the girl demonstrated this act in a lively and animated manner.

Who is the girl in the hawk Tuah video? ›

Hailey Welch, the woman from the viral TikTok video, and her brand manager Jason Poteete, told Rolling Stone they have sold more than 2,000 hats that bear the viral “hawk tuah” phrase, which totals to at least $65,000 in merchandise sold.

Who is the hawk to a girl? ›

Following her viral moment, the Hawk Tuah girl, identified as Hailey Welch, from Nashville, Tennessee, leveraged her newfound fame. Her Instagram bio, boasting 26.9k followers, hints at her connection to the "Hawk Tuah" line, although the authenticity of the account remains uncertain.

Who is the Hawk Tuah girl's real name? ›

Before she became known as Hawk Tuah Girl, Hawk Tuah Girl was known as Hailey Welch. But Welch's destiny was forever altered when she appeared in a girl-outside-a-bar video from creators Tim & Dee TV.

How old is the Hawk Tuah girl? ›

Welch, 23, has taken the internet by storm after being featured in an on-the-street video interview discussing what drives a man crazy in bed. “You gotta give 'em that 'hawk tuah' and spit on that thang!”

Who is hawk Tua? ›

After the clip went viral, the woman in the video who was quickly identified as Nashville resident Hailey Welch, soon became known as the 'Hawk Tuah girl'.

Where is hawk Tuah from? ›

She is Hailey Welch, a resident of Nashville who went viral after she enacted a spitting act 'on that thing' when she was asked about the move in bed that makes a man go crazy every time. "Oh you have got to give it that 'hawk tuah' and spit on that thang, you get me?"

Is there a female hawk? ›

Red-tailed hawks are sexually dimorphic, that is there is a clear distinction between male and females. Females are 25% larger than males. Red-tailed hawks range from light auburn to deep brown in color with a lighter underbelly.

What was the hawk Tuah question? ›

In case you're unfamiliar with Welch, here's a quick explainer: she went viral on TikTok after an on-street interviewer asked her a bunch of questions, with one answer sending the internet wild. After she was asked what “move in bed makes a man go crazy,” Welch answered, “You gotta give him that 'hawk tuah'.

What does the hawk Symbolise? ›

Across cultures and time, the hawk's cultural and mythological significance endures as a powerful symbol of strength, grace, and connection to the divine. Its soaring flight and sharp vision have inspired countless tales of prophecy, wisdom, and spiritual guidance.

Why is the hawk Tuah girl famous? ›

The Hawk Tuah Girl (which is not her real name, or even a particularly accurate description of her phase of life) has gone extremely viral over the last week, thanks to a video featuring her evocative description of oral sex. But she's largely known by one demographic: straight men.

Who is the hawk goddess? ›

In Greek myth, the goddess Circe was associated with hawks. A hawk was the messenger of Apollo. In Greek & Assyrian mythology, the (old world) vulture was believed to be descended from the griffin, the guardian of the mysteries of life & death.

What is the story of H is for Hawk? ›

H is for Hawk (2014), written by author, academic, and naturalist Helen Macdonald (1970-), explores the deep pain that grief can cause. After losing her beloved father, Macdonald finds herself saved by the natural world and a stubborn bird named Mabel.

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