Naomi Smalls is the stage name of Davis Heppenstall, a drag performer from Redlands, California. She is one of 12 contestants to compete on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and finished as a runner-up alongside Kim Chi.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed: Season 8
Ranking: 2nd/3rd
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3)
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6)
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 5)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10


  • Naomi is the drag daughter of Season 2 runner up Raven
  • Her drag name was inspired by Naomi Campbell and Biggie Smalls.
  • She was the youngest contestant of season 8, aged 21 at the time of filming.
  • She has 11 siblings.
  • Naomi has a show with Kim Chi on World Of Wonder called 'M.U.G.'.
  • Naomi is 7 feet tall with heels, and around 6’4 without.
  • Naomi Smalls, Derrick Barry and Robbie Turner are the only three contestants in Season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race to place in the bottom two, survive the lip sync, and then win the main challenge in the following episode.
  • She has appeard in several episode of Fashion Photo RuView with Raven, Raja, Kim Chi, Manila Luzon and Delta Work
  • On Untucked of episode 5 (Super Model Snatch Game) Naomi told Acid that she 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.
  • Naomi got on the show after just trying to audition 1 time.

Lip syncs

RPDR S08E05 Acid Betty vs Naomi Smalls Lipsync

RPDR S08E05 Acid Betty vs Naomi Smalls Lipsync


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  • "Check your lip-stick before you come for me." (Entrance quote)
  • "Naomi is a tall glass of water, she has legs all the way up to her asshole."