Hawak Tua girl Hailey Welch finally breaks her silence, viral video brought her fame

The young woman, who rose to fame after a clip of her giving enthusiastic sex advice went viral, has finally spoken out.

Hayley Welch – now known as the 'Hawk Tuah' girl – has described her surprise at becoming an overnight sensation, revealed the 'creepy' response she received from men online and how her parents were unimpressed by her candid advice.

Speaking to Brianna LaPaglia on the Plan Bree Uncut podcast on Monday, the 21-year-old said fans had offered her up to $600 to spit in a jar for them. But Welch – whose unusual spelling of her Christian name has been confirmed by DailyMail.com – said she was hesitant to become a 'Hoc Tuah' girl forever.

She also revealed she had quit her factory job and taken up a job in management, as a clip of her explaining 'how to drive a man crazy in bed' during a Nashville Street video for Tim & Dee TV had over 3 million views after it aired on YouTube on June 19.

When asked what her parents thought of her viral comment, Welch responded: “They find it so funny… they never know what's going to come out of my mouth,” she told LaPaglia.

Haley Welch, 23, also known as the “Hawk Tuah” girl, spoke with Brianna LaPaglia on the Plan Bree Uncut podcast on Monday.
When asked what her parents think of her viral snarky comment, Welch said they find it funny

Welch initially isolated herself in rural Tennessee, where she lives with her family. Her friends and family built a protective wall around her to shield her from publicity.

He revealed that since hitting the spotlight he has received 'revolting' offers from fans who are trying to reach him through the person he has partnered with to offer exclusive 'Hawk Tuah' merchandise.

He said: 'So, the guy who makes my hats was offered $600 three days ago to make me spit in a jar and sell it to him. That's disgusting! That's disgusting, isn't it?'

He also expressed his frustration with social media users 'spelling my name wrong' and creating accounts with his pictures. He says he deleted all his social media six months ago – long before he became an internet sensation.

“It's scary to see your face on another account that isn't yours,” Welch said.

Welch was dubbed the 'Queen of the Internet' when asked for tips on how to please a man in bed.

Excitedly he said: 'You've got to give them that eagle.'

Hundreds of memes were created, there was talk of a Hollywood agent, the phrase was shouted by a fan as 2024 US Open golf champion Bryson DeChambeau hit a tee shot at the LIV event in Nashville and gymnast Olivia Dunn also joined the frenzy.

Mixed martial arts hero Conor McGregor tweeted on X: 'Have we found Hock Tuah yet?'

She joined LaPaglia, better known as 'Brianna Chickenfry,' just two days after she shared the stage with LaPaglia's boyfriend Jack Bryan at Nashville's Nissan Stadium.

In a wide-ranging interview, Welch confirmed she had been out for drinks that evening, but her lewd comment was meant as a joke and she 'had no intention of doing it.'

Welch became famous for an interview she gave on June 19, in which she used the term 'hok tuah' to describe a sexual act.

The rising star was then asked who her celebrity crush is in a game called 'Hok Tuah Ya Nah'.

LaPaglia first asked Welch what she thought of her country singer boyfriend, and told Welch to “be careful.”

Welch and Chelsea Bradford, a friend standing next to her in the viral clip, both began laughing and then told LaPaglia: “I love you, but hock tuah.”

The pair showed interest in Morgan Wallen. However, they did not recognize who Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was.

He also initially failed to recognize Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy, but named him 'Hawk' when LaPaglia showed him a picture.

Welch and Bradford were also reluctant when asked about professional boxer and YouTuber Jake Paul, but they were quick to turn down an offer to 'Hoc Tua' former president Donald Trump.

Welch said she never expected to see the clip again after it was filmed.

He said: 'I think he posted the whole video on YouTube last Sunday but he only told us he is a YouTuber, he never said anything about Instagram, TikTok etc.

'So I thought 'Well I'll never see it again, but I definitely saw it again.'

He said he was surprised that the video was viewed one million times, but added that he didn't think the number would exceed that.

“Then I went back an hour later and saw the views were close to one million and I thought, 'Oh my god, this can't be happening,'” Welch said.

The 21-year-old's induction with LaPaglia, also known as “Brianna Chickenfry,” comes just two days after LaPaglia joined her podcaster boyfriend Jack Bryan onstage at Nashville's Nissan Stadium.

LaPaglia then asked the internet sensation how she felt about being known as the Hok Tua Girl, to which Welch replied that she did not want to be called that name for the rest of her life.

Welch also denied rumors about where she and her family worked. The Internet initially said Welch was a school teacher who was fired from her job after the video surfaced, and that her father was a pastor.

She said, 'I have worked in a spring factory, I am not a school teacher.'

'My father is so far from a preacher, it's crazy.'

She said she quit her job after becoming famous and now plans to travel around the country and 'work on some shows and podcasts and everything else.'

He said, 'There is more to come, don't worry.'

Welch said that in addition to having creepy men stalk her online, she has also received a lot of hate from people, but she doesn't care.

She said: 'The people who are hating here, I don't even know them. So, what do I care?'

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