‘Below Deck’ Cast Members Describe Pitfalls of Being on the Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
Captain Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Emily Warburton-Adams, Lauren Burchell

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck admitted that individuals advised him the collection can be the demise of the business.

Captain Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Emily Warburton-Adams, Lauren Burchell
Captain Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Emily Warburton-Adams, Lauren Burchell | Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

Former crew member Adrienne Gang stated she was set as much as be vilified on the present, plus Captain Sandy Yawn stated she makes far much less cash on the collection than being a yacht captain. Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean crew members just lately opened up about a number of the downfalls and hurdles they skilled as a result of collection.

While the forged acknowledged the Below Deck franchise is a smash hit and has really been useful to the yachting business, former and present forged members admit to encountering the downfalls that include being on actuality tv.

Adrienne Gang says she was made to be the ‘b*tch everyone loved to hate’

Adrienne Gang, who was the primary chief stew on Below Deck Season 1 labored on getting the franchise launched. “I thought it would be interesting to get involved as there are always fascinating people on board and conflict among the crew,” she advised The Guardian.

She quickly realized yachting and actuality tv was a dicey mixture. “It was a certified nightmare,” she stated. “The production team didn’t really know what they were doing and I had never worked in TV before, either. It was a giant clusterf*ck: they didn’t have a big enough camera crew in the first season to capture everything that happened, and they couldn’t really get the guests to relax.”

Adrienne Gang, David BradberryAdrienne Gang, David Bradberry
Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry |Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

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“It was the most stressful situation I’ve ever been in. I don’t feel like I was supported,” she added. “[The producers] knew from the beginning that they wanted to make me the b*tch everybody loved to hate. They did some really tricky, manipulative things to make sure that there was opposition, like amping us up on purpose before we would go into our one-on-one interviews by saying: ‘Oh, you would not believe what Kat said about you,’ and she had never said it.”

Chef Ben Robinson regrets some on-camera drunken moments

Chef Ben Robinson, who rapidly grew to become a fan favourite, needs he didn’t do as a lot partying as he did on the collection. “There were drunken moments when I probably didn’t say or do the right thing,” he advised The Guardian whereas laughing.

“Drinking during a reality TV show isn’t the best decision, but it also provides a nice outlet,” he continued. “I try not to live in regret, but I did take my pants down once with my brother and we walked along the dock together. Thank God, I’ve got probably one of the nicest a**es in the free world.”

Ben Robinson, Eddie LucasBen Robinson, Eddie Lucas
Ben Robinson, Eddie Lucas |Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

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“I’d never watched reality TV, so I didn’t understand the process,” he admitted. “It was definitely stressful. Apparently, I didn’t talk very much for the first couple of weeks. Most charter guests get on the boat and they love the crew, but some of these numbskulls come on as our enemy because they realize that it’s a good storyline that will give them more screen time.”

The present doesn’t pay as a lot as ‘real’ yachting

While the crew receives their ideas and wage, the present solely shoots for six weeks out of the 12 months. “The money is not even close to what I made as a superyacht captain,” Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean shared with The Guardian. “But I’m helping people to realize that there are jobs out there and it fuels me to go back for another season. I feel like God gave me a platform for a reason and I get thousands of messages on how I help people. I’m an inspiration.”

Yawn additionally stated she used to e-book a slew of talking engagements previous to doing the present. The gigs dried up shortly after being forged. “After my first season, I wasn’t sure if I would do the show again because it was so stressful,” she revealed. “People in my industry were judging me for doing it. As a female captain, you’re pretty popular and I used to do a lot of public speaking on women in yachting, but after the show I wasn’t really invited to speak any more.” She advised The Guardian that talking engagements as soon as once more ramped up.

Captain Sandy YawnCaptain Sandy Yawn
Captain Sandy Yawn |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

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Rosbach shared that the collection attracts individuals who prioritize screentime to being a real yachtie. “In terms of the cast, you get a feel for people who are looking to further their career in the industry or if they have a separate agenda,” he stated. “Usually the ones who have a separate agenda don’t fare too well. But I’m going to stay on the show for as long as they will have me.”

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