With the massive success of Netflix’s reality TV show “Too Hot To Handle,” many of its cast was catapulted into stardom. Shortly after the show aired, they each amassed millions of fans and were offered business deals that changed their lives.
One of the more popular participants in the dating and celibacy competition show was 24-year-old Harry Jowsey, one half of the season’s naughtiest couple.
Many of Jowsey’s fans don’t know that THTH was not his first appearance on a reality TV show. He was on Heartbreak Island in 2018 and actually won the season, but it didn’t give Jowsey the fame he was looking for.
After winning “Heartbreak Island,” Jowsey became determined to appear in another reality show. This led to some very bold and daring moves, which eventually landed him on THTH, the perfect show for him to shine.
Below is everything Jowsey has revealed about what he did to get on the show.
Things Jowsey Did To Get Into Reality Shows
Jowsey recently made an appearance on the ex-Bachelorette star Jason Tartick’s podcast, titled Trading Secrets. In the interview, he revealed that he sent hundreds of applications to many reality shows hoping that he would get casted on any one of them.
Jowsey said, “For four months every single day I would wake up and find any single show and I would apply for it. Finally, I found the casting director for “Love Island UK” and they sent me the application to like apply and I sent like 10 different applications in, different names, different photos, some naked, nudes, everything.”
When Tartick expressed his obvious shock, Jowsey explained that he was determined to be seen. He said, “I was making the most bizarre answers, I was making sh*t up, I was lying, I was saying sh*t that was completely left field to try and get a response or something.”
Eventually, his efforts paid off, and he received a call about being cast in a secret project. After he had coffee with one of the casting directors, he was green-lit to participate, and that was the moment that changed his life.
Jowsey’s Game Plan For Too Hot To Handle
Once Jowsey was on the show, he drew up a game plan and formed strategies to put himself in the spotlight and cement his brand. He first made it clear to all the other guys that he was here for the competition, not for friendship.
He told them that he would talk sh*t about them in the interview to make sure that they talked about him too, which would increase his relevance on the show. The next thing he did was endear himself to viewers by becoming a lovable weirdo. He began to use weirdly cute names like “naughty little possum,” which became his trademark endearment.
Jowsey went into the show with a mind full of his goals and a desire to leave an impact on the show and audience. However, the show had other plans for him, in the form of the beautiful Francesca Farago.
Was His Relationship With Francesca Farago Part Of His Strategy?
According to Jowsey, his relationship and affections for Farago were all authentic. The two became one of the hottest pairs in the house, with constant rule breaks and public displays of affection for each other.
However, with the reveal that he came in with a clear-cut strategy, fans of the show had to ask if it was all a facade, but Jowsey has said it wasn’t.
He stated, “My biggest goal on that show was to fall in love. I remember I was manifesting it for like two weeks: Find a girlfriend and fall in love. And it all happened.”
When Tartick expressed his doubt, Jowsey admitted that maybe, it was a little bit of both. He explained that fame was the first thing in his head, but as time went on and he and Farago became closer, he realized that he needed a girlfriend to experience love with, and the feelings conquered the fame desires.
Are Jowsey And Farago Still Together?
After THTH finished filming, Jowsey and Farago left as a couple. When the show aired on Netflix, Farago posted a romantic compilation video of Jowsey’s visit to Vancouver.
However, the pair suddenly stopped interacting on social media, sparking rumors that they split. The two eventually confirmed their separation.
Jowsey revealed in an interview that Farago asked for a split because he wasn’t mature enough with their relationship.
However, the two seem to have become good friends again and have seemingly improved their emotional bond.