Harry Jowsey became famous after he starred in Netflix’s show, “Too Hot To Handle.” The 22-year-old Australian native was born on May 24, 1997, but currently lives in Los Angeles.
Before becoming a reality star, Jowsey, who is 6 feet 5 inches tall, was a model and entrepreneur.
“When people meet me, they fizz out about how much of a lanky string bean I am,” Jowsey told TVNZ about his staggering height.
He also founded a clothing brand called Naughty Possums and has dubbed his fans his “little possums” accordingly.
Before becoming a star on “Too Hot To Handle,” Jowsey also appeared on a New Zealand dating show called “Heartbreak Island.” However, he caught viewers’ attention as the rule-breaker on the reality dating series THTH which debuted in April 2020.
He and Canadian model Francesca Farago shook things up on the show when they kissed and touched each other.
The premise of the Netflix show is that a group of people must abstain from sexual activity to earn money. Jowsey and Farago lost the group $32,000 with all their violations by the end of the season.
He Lied About Being A Model
In a recent interview with Jason Tartick on the Dear Media podcast, Trading Secrets, Jowsey revealed that his occupation as a model was “the biggest lie I’ve ever come out with.”
“I was at university and I hated it,” he explained. “I hated it so much. And I’m like, you know, I’m gonna try and be a model, like, I’m skinny, I can figure it out, walk a runway or something. And then I hit up this modeling agency that was in a city that wasn’t too far from me. So I flew down there. They ended up charging me like a $800 sign-up fee and then $500 for like a photoshoot. And I was like, ‘Damn, I don’t really feel like this is how it works.'”
He also mentioned how he was hell-bent on becoming a model and applied to every modeling agency he could think of.
“I was applying for literally every single modeling agency,” he said. “I didn’t have any photos, I didn’t have any professional photos done. And one agency was literally just taking on every single person and their dog. And I was like, ‘Damn, maybe I should just start with this agency.’ Because I didn’t really understand what success meant in that industry. So maybe if I join this team that’s growing so quickly, that’s a good sign. And I joined on and did literally nothing just to have a spot on the website.”
Jowsey Continued To Date Farago After The Show
After meeting to film the series, Farago and Jowsey kept their onscreen romance going, on and off, from April 2019 until June 2020.
They ended things and got back together several times. While they were separated, their “Too Hot to Handle” co-star Chloe Veitch alleged that Jowsey dated someone else in 2019 before he rekindled his romance with Farago. However, that didn’t seem to bother Farago. In May, she and Jowsey got engaged during the reality show’s virtual reunion when Jowsey proposed over Zoom with a Ring Pop. Nonetheless, they broke up again soon after — this time for good.
Farago revealed this news in an emotional video which she posted on her YouTube channel.
“Harry and I are not together anymore. I obviously was heartbroken,” Farago said in the video. She mentioned that the major reason behind their breakup was the long-distance relationship.
“He couldn’t do long-distance anymore,” Farago, who currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, asserted that she tried to make things work with Jowsey by visiting him in Los Angeles during a business trip.
Unfortunately, things went south, and the relationship could not survive. “I genuinely thought we were going through a rocky period and that we were going to figure it out,” Farago concluded.
Jowsey’s Net Worth
Jowsey has been estimated to be worth about $20 million. The major source of his income is his career as a businessman and reality star. He earns good money via brand endorsements and advertisements.
He’s believed to be the highest male earner on the platform OnlyFans. This meant that his earnings ranged from $5-$10 million per year. He also announced his involvement as a founder in Lolly, a Gen Z dating app with an undisclosed evaluation.
It has been discovered that he has an investment fund, a large online sunglasses company called Kensington, and a major partner with a sex toy company named Oh Pleasures.
What’s ‘Too Hot To Handle’ About?
“Too Hot to Handle” is an American-British reality television dating game show produced by Fremantle production companies Talkback and Thames.
It was created by Laura Gibson and Charlie Bennett and debuted on Netflix on April 17, 2020. It is hosted by a virtual assistant named Lana and revolves around ten adults who primarily engage in meaningless flings but cannot form long-lasting relationships.
The participants are placed together in a house for four weeks and must go through various workshops while being forbidden from any form of kissing, sexual contact, or self-gratification.
The contestants’ grand prize of $100,000 gets reduced any time a rule is broken.