Harry Jowsey Talks Signing With WME, Interviewing Dixie D’Amelio, Investing In Yourself And More
If you’ve spent any time scrolling through Netflix titles comfortable in bed with a tub of ice cream (not that I know anything about that), then you’ve absolutely come across the original hit series “Too Hot To Handle.” The winner of the series Harry Jowsey went on to do bigger and greater things just in the 2 years since taking the crown.
This year, the Australian entrepreneur and content creator penned a deal with leading agency WME to expand his team “specifically in the movie and tv realm,” which was a “no brainer” to sign. Harry is a firm believer in investing time and money into your own career. He claims “the more you put in, the more you get out of it.”
Speaking of investing, Harry was one of the early investors for the first-ever interactive Gen-Z dating app which is a TikTok-style format that allows users “amazing personalities to shine through but on an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.” Harry doesn’t plan on stopping here. His goal is to continue investing in and launching new apps in the future.
Early this spring, Harry invited TikTok superstar Dixie D’Amelio as a guest on his “super unfiltered” podcast Tap In with Harry Jowsey. Jowsey says, “Having her on the podcast was such an amazing experience because she was so big yet so humble. It was neat to have her on and hang out.”
Read more about this mogul in the making below.
You signed with WME this year, which is incredible. Tell me a bit about how that came about! I was looking to expand my team and have some more people on the ground, specifically in the movie and tv realm; it was a bit of a no-brainer to sign with them. I could not be any happier to be signed with such an amazing team
Why is it important for a creator to fully invest in their content? The more you are involved in your content, the better it’s going to be. The better you will be able to manage it to make it more fun for your audience. The more you put in, the more you will get out of it.
Speaking of investing, you were an early investor in the first interactive Gen-Z dating app, Lolly. What is it about the app that drew you in? Lolly is a one-of-a-kind dating app where it is online dating but in a TikTok-style format. You are running through videos only, no photos. The reason for this is they wanted people’s amazing personalities to shine through but on an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. What I like about Lolly is that you are only providing positive interactions. You don’t say no to anyone, you just keep scrolling just like you do on TikTok. No rejections. I like that. My goal is to continue to make cool products/apps that can benefit my friends’ lives.
Looking back at your career so far, what would you say is the one thing that has set you apart from others who do what you do? Not saying no to any opportunities. And not letting the success of the show go to my head. A lot of reality stars can come out with big egos, so the fact that my friends and team keep me grounded keeps me moving forward. We are staying focused on the future.
What can we expect from your podcast Tap In? I think the podcast is super unfiltered and such a good experience to hang out with my audience and spend an hour a week with them and build that relationship with them. Most importantly, having some amazing guests on and learning about them. They always have great stories and it feels like hanging with your best friends.
You recently had Dixie D’amelio on the show! Can you share any story of her in the Tap In studio? Having her on the podcast was such an amazing experience because she was so big yet so humble. It was neat to have her on and hang out. Although we have met before a few times, we never really got to just chill and chat.
What’s your philosophy in life? I want to serve other people and make my audience laugh. Just entertain people.
What’s next for you? This year, my team and I made a plan to do another movie or tv appearance every month. To be honest, we are right on track, if not doing a little better than we imagined. But it’s really good. I enjoy making TikToks and creating different content on social media but my bread and butter and passion are in front of the camera and having fun. Signing with WME will bring in new opportunities and I am super excited to be getting in some auditions and making this dream a reality.
Also super excited about my podcast this year. It is doing really well and I have had some amazing guests already and more still to come as we look at our next season ahead. But more than anything I am excited to have everyone see me on screen again. We also, my team and I, are planning on investing upwards of $10 million into startups and various businesses which also fuels my passion.
The definition of Contrast is ‘to be strikingly different.’ What makes you strikingly different? I think what sets me apart from some others is being authentic. I hear from my team, partners, my audience, and those I work with, that I am the same person whether they see me on a show, watch my podcast, hear my Spotify LIVE or bump into me on the street. I love hearing that. I am always open, honest, and genuine with people, and happy to hear that it shows.