Harry Jowsey Talks ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Go-To Sneakers and Dressing Like Gigi Hadid

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Harry Jowsey is entering the fall season with a sporty mindset — and not just from his new role on “Dancing with The Stars.” The media personality’s also kicked off the season with brand-new shoe preferences.

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“My go-to fall shoe has been my Hoka Clifton 9’s,” Jowsey exclusively tells FN, adding that him and “DWTS” partner Rylee Arnold own matching pairs from the FNAA-winning brand. “Outside of rehearsals, I find myself going for a more neutral shoe like my Nike Dunk Retro’s, since they’re pretty casual and easy to style with any kind of outfit.”

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Harry Jowsey attends the “Special Ops: Lioness” screening in Los Angeles on July 20, 2023.Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Paramount+

Aside from athletic sneakers, Jowsey’s also stepped into other shoes this month — namely, dancing shoes. The star tells FN he often wears formal footwear for practices and competition nights on the 32nd season of “Dancing with The Stars,” where he’s lasted through six weeks of the competition after originally being pitched for the show by dancer Emma Slater.

“My ‘DWTS’ experience has been absolutely incredible so far,” Jowsey said. “I’ve been so grateful to have an amazing dance partner to guide me and it has been a blast showing my fans and the world this different side of me.”

Outside of “DWTS,” Jowsey’s also known for his social media presence on platforms like Instagram — particularly his “Who Wore It Best?” video series with Netflix, where he interviews celebrities while dressed in viral red carpet looks. So far, Jowsey’s worn ensembles inspired by Reese Witherspoon, Addison Rae and Christine Quinn, among others — though he counts a viral Gigi Hadid look as his greatest fashion feat.

“The most challenging celebrity outfit to recreate was definitely Gigi Hadid’s 2022 Met Gala look, because I had to squeeze in a red latex bodysuit which was so difficult,” Jowsey reveals. “It was worth it, though, because her reaction was so great and it was awesome to work alongside Gigi.”

Harry Jowsey Talks 'DWTS,' Go-To Sneakers and Dressing Like Gigi Hadid
Harry Jowsey Talks 'DWTS,' Go-To Sneakers and Dressing Like Gigi Hadid

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Harry Jowsey Talks 'DWTS,' Go-To Sneakers and Dressing Like Gigi Hadid
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