The "Hawk Tuah" girl.

Who's The 'Hawk Tuah' Girl? The 'Spit On That Thing' Girl, Meme And TikTok Video Explained

The Hawk Tuah Girl who said, "Spit on that thing!" in a Southern accent has become TikTok's biggest crush.

The viral video was a street interview in which the dude asked, "What's one move in bed that makes a man go crazy every time?" The unnamed blonde girl responded with some suggestive spitting onomatopoeia, and since then, the search for her "@" has become something of a manhunt.

So, who is the Hawk Tuah Girl? What does "hawk tuah" mean and where was the original video posted? Let's explain.

Where Did The 'Hawk Tuah Girl' Video Come From?

The original clip was posted as an Instagram Reel by YouTubers Tim & Dee TV. The interview was conducted in Nashville, Tennessee with two women out on the main street who were likely bar hopping or taking a break from the club.

In the video, the interviewer asks her, "What's one move in bed that makes a man go crazy every time?" to which she replies, "Oh, you gotta give him that hawk tuah and spit on that thang! You get me?" The video racked up more than 8 million views on Instagram and half a million on TikTok in less than a week.

@dmarloww She’s a keeper 😂 #foryou #viral #rizz #publicinterview #fypツ #xybca #nashville #6thstreet #reels #funny #tipsy #college #party #cmafest #hawktuahgirl ♬ original sound – DMarloww

What Does 'Hawk Tuah' Mean?

"Hawk tuah" is onomatopoeia for the sound of spitting. In the context of the "Hawk Tuah Girl" meme, it represents a woman hocking spit while performing "under-the-bedsheet" activities.

Memes using the spitting sounds "hawk patuh" and "hawk putuh" originally surfaced in 2021. Viral tweets and Facebook posts are a likely source for the Hawk Tuah Girl's vocabulary.

1 Lil bro arguing with his girl, She texted him "Hawk Patuh" he looked at me and said Did this MF just spit on me. I'm still crying

What's The 'Hawk Tuah Girl' Meme?

The Hawk Tuah Girl video is spreading fast because someone made a green-screen CapCut template with her. Meme creators are adding different backgrounds to the viral clip, using her quote to make jokes about many scenarios.

A lot of the memes and discourse center on male viewers being attracted to the Hawk Tuah Girl. It seems like a combination of her country accent, sense of humor and unabashed sexuality.

@drinkingtiktoks Hawk tuah #CapCut #Meme #drinkingtiktok ♬ original sound – Drinking TikToks

@armandovasquez76 #Meme #MemeCut lmao it definitely works everytime 😂 #capcut #capcutvelocity #foryou #fy #jewelry #yellowdiamond #wife #hawktuah ♬ original sound – Joe Powalisz

What's The 'Hawk Tuah Girl's' Name? Is It 'Haliey Welch?'

Within the initial days following the video going viral, the strongest lead on the Hawk Tuah Girl's identity is the name "Hailey Welch" or "Haliey Welch," which was commented by Tim & Dee on their original Instagram video and the later TikTok post. Her friend's name is purportedly Chelsea Bradford, who's also seen in the clip.

timanddeetv 14h @turningthegamearound @ chelseabradford_ & @ halieywelch OFFICIAL "HAWK TAUH” MERCH DROPPING SOON FOLLOW TO STAY UPDATED 2 likes Reply

Although the Instagram handle @haileywelch produces no conclusive results on Instagram, there's a VSCO account for chelsea-bradford that appears to show the two earlier this month. Welch is seen with the same gold earrings in the photo as well.

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On Wednesday, Tennessee-based apparel company Fathead Threads posted two photos to its Facebook page showing the owner, Jason Poteete, standing with the "Hawk Tuah Girl." She's pictured with the same left arm tattoos from the original clip while wearing a hat that reads, "Hawk Tuah '24 Spit On That Thang."

The post was made to promote her line of merch with the company, and she's seen in the second photo signing her name "Haliey" on the hats — confirming her identity is indeed Haliey Welch.

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At the moment, it still seems like she doesn't want the limelight too much because she remains difficult to track down. This might indicate that she's not too thrilled about "Hawk Tuah Girl" being her new nickname — or perhaps it's just the sudden and massive influx of attention that the subjects of big memes often face.

For the full history of the Hawk Tuah Girl, be sure to check out Know Your Meme's entry for even more information.

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