Haliey Welch, aka the ‘Hawk Tuah’ Girl, Is Cashing in on Her Viral Moment

Haliey Welch, aka the ‘Hawk Tuah’ Girl, Is Cashing in on Her Viral Moment
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Haliey Welch, who is perhaps better known as the ‘Hawk Tuah’ girl, is cashing in on her viral moment.

Along with trademarking her signature catchphrase and selling merch related to it, the content creator is also reportedly being courted for her own reality show. 

According to TMZ, producers allegedly became intrigued by the “buzz” surrounding Welch after her appearance on a podcast with Bar Stool Sports’ Brianna LaPaglia, finding her “relatable and hilarious.”


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What is the story of the Hawk Tuah girl?

On June 11, the YouTube channel Tim & Dee TV spoke with 21-year-old Haliey Welch as part of a segment where they were interviewing partygoers on the street. One X-rated question the interviewer asked Welch was, “What’s one move in bed that makes a man go crazy every time that you do?”

To which Welch responded: “Oh, you gotta give him that hawk tuah and spit on that thang! You get me?”

Hawk Tuah goes Hollywood

Now, Welch has started to build a full-on career as a creator based on the notorious ‘Hawk Tuah’ viral clip.

Hollywood producers are allegedly courting her. She’s selling merch, going on podcasts, and appearing on stage with stars like Zach Bryan. Furthermore, she signed with a talent management firm, the Pent House.

These days, going viral is serious business. Back in the day, becoming internet-famous was more transient. You’d get your fifteen minutes of fame, maybe appear on Ellen, and fade back into obscurity. 

But as time has gone on, these viral figures have become a little more business-savvy.

For example, Reesa Teesa, the creator behind the viral “Who TF Did I Marry” TikTok series, quickly signed with talent agency CAA. And Megan Boni of the recent “Man In Finance” viral clip ended up snagging a top record deal.

The fact that viral moments like these transform into careers is a testament to how astute the creator ecosystem really is. Or, maybe people just really want ‘Hawk Tuah’ hats

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