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Naomi Smalls is the stage name of Davis Heppenstall, a drag queen, performer, model, and one of the Season 8 runner-ups of RuPaul's Drag Race (alongside Kim Chi), as well as one of the All Stars 4 runner-ups (alongside Season 10 contestant Monique Heart).[1]

Name Origin

"Naomi" comes from the model and actress Naomi Campbell's 1st name, while "Smalls" comes from the rapper Biggie Smalls' last name.[2]

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RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed: Season 8 All Stars 4
Ranking: Runner-Up Runner-Up (3rd/4th)
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3) 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3) 0
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6) 1 (Ep. 8)
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 5) 3 (Eps. 5, 7, 9)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10 Episode 10

Memorable Quotes

  • "Check your lipstick before you come for me." (Season 8 entrance quote)
  • "You can't spell 'LEGENDARY' without... 'leg'!" (All Stars 4 entrance quote)
  • "Naomi is a tall glass of water, she has legs all the way up to her asshole."
  • "I do not hate Derrick. I do not like his drag." (to Kim Chi)
  • "This thing is TOO BIG, and that's not normally a complaint." (referring to her boat inspired by Season 4, Episode 6 main challenge)
  • "I'm trying to give you 90s supermodel walk... and this boat is covering half of it!"
  • "It's about damn time a big girl won!" (unaired winner acceptance speech on Season 8's finale)
  • "Poke the bear. Poke the little care bear." (to Gia Gunn, referring to Farrah Moan)
  • "And what do we do with fashion? Pose!"
  • "You have her old nose." (to Monét X Change, comparing her to NeNe Leakes)
  • "Her name is PANINI!" (in All Stars 4, Episode 4 during the "Jersey Justice" challenge)
  • "Maybe since you couldn't save her, she left you that." (refering to Manila Luzon's comment)
  • *whispers* "Club 96!" (in All Stars 4, Episode 7 "Queen of Clubs")
  • "I eliminated Manila because... I wanted to."
  • "LIFE'S NOT FAIR."
  • "Honestly, she could tell Latrice what I said about her and I’d be like: 'Yeah that’s exactly what I said'. I don’t give a fuck. Honestly, I don’t give a fuck."
  • "And what do we do with fashion? Pose!"

Trivia

  • Naomi Smalls is adopted, and has 11 siblings;
  • New York Magazine named Smalls one of the top 100 most powerful drag queens in America in June, 2019[3];
  • She has a show with Kim Chi called M.U.G. produced by World of Wonder;
  • She got cast on RuPaul's Drag Race after her 1st audition;
  • She was the youngest contestant of Season 8, aged 21;
  • Derrick Barry, Robbie Turner, and her are the only 3 Season 8 contestants to place in the Bottom 2, survive the lip sync, and then win the main challenge in the following episode;
  • On Season 8 Episode 5's Untucked, she told Acid Betty that didn't know the lyrics to the lip-sync song until her "Snatch Game" performance. She learned them right after because she knew she was going to be in the Bottom 2;
  • She's the 2nd contestant to place as runner-up in 2 separate seasons, after Raven;
  • She's the 1st contestant to win the makeover challenge twice.
  • Naomi Smalls holds the record for the longest time until a person wins their first maxi challenge on an All Stars season with the record being Episode 8.

Gallery

Season 8 Looks

All Stars 4 Looks

Videos

The Best of Naomi Smalls S8

The Best of Naomi Smalls S8

RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8 Finale) Naomi Small's 'Legs' Performance Logo

RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8 Finale) Naomi Small's 'Legs' Performance Logo

Meet Naomi Smalls All Stars 4

Meet Naomi Smalls All Stars 4

Naomi Smalls Top 4 Couture

Naomi Smalls Top 4 Couture

Naomi Smalls' 'Prince Inspired' Makeup Tutorial 💄 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4

Naomi Smalls' 'Prince Inspired' Makeup Tutorial 💄 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4

Discography

Non-Album Singles

  • "Pose" (2019)

Appearances

  • "Everybody Say Love!" (2018) by RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4 Cast (Naomi Smalls, Monique Heart, Farrah Moan, & Monét X Change)
  • "Super Queen" (2019) by RuPaul ft. RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4 Cast (Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls, & Trinity The Tuck)

Filmography

Movies / Documentaries

  • A Queen for the People (2016)

TV

  • (2016) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 8
  • (2016) Gay for Pay
  • (2018-2019) RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4

Web Series

  • (2016) Untucked, on Season 8
  • (2017) Fashion Photo RuView
  • (2017-2018) M.U.G.
  • (2018) Small's World
  • (2018) Sibling Rivalry, in Episode 10
  • (2018) Call Me Couleé
  • (2019) Runway Rewind

Music Videos

  • "The Realness" (2016) by RuPaul
  • "Pose" (2018)
  • "Go Fish" (2019) by Manila Luzon

Social Media

References

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