‘Below Deck’: Elizabeth Frankini Admits She Was Disappointed She Didn’t Get To Work for Kate Chastain

by Jeremy Spirogis
Elizabeth Frankini

Stew Elizabeth Frankini admits she was disillusioned she didn’t get to work for chief stew Kate Chastain on Below Deck. She additionally hints at why she might have most popular to work for Chastain as a substitute of recent chief stew Francesca Rubi.

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Frankini recounts strolling as much as the boat, excited to satisfy Chastain solely to be launched to Rubi. So how did the 2 chief stews evaluate?

“This question I can’t give too much away here, but I will say that there’s a reason why I said, I think I would’ve liked to have met Kate,’” Frankini teased on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.

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Frankini continued by including that Chastain was affected person and type. “Because I did feel that Kate was so good at her job, she knew her stuff and she was really good at delegating,” she continued. “She was a great leader. She was also very patient, she had stewardesses under her that like, didn’t even have that much experience or didn’t know how to do things.”

Adding, “And she wasn’t threatening to fire them or anything,” she stated. “She would be just more patient and I did think that she gave people a chance and she was like, nice, actually.”

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While Frankini didn’t reveal what occurs with Rubi, the 2 might positively have some drama. They each don’t observe one another on Instagram and the trailer teases friction between the 2. “I am your boss, I am your superior,” Rubi is seen telling Frankini. “You really pissed me off.” Rubi additionally says that she’s “had enough of you” to Frankini in one other scene.

Elizabeth Frankini admits to being shocked when she didn’t see Kate Chastain

Chastain publicly introduced her retirement after the season 7 reunion. Season eight was already gearing up for filming, which is why Frankini didn’t notice Chastain wouldn’t be on the solid.

“I was like excited to work with Kate, to be honest,” she stated. “I mean I kind of like freaked out. It’s funny. Cause like right when I was walking to the boat, you know, My Sienna, like getting onto to this first part of the show and everything.”

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“I saw somebody with blonde hair, like up on the flybridge and I couldn’t see her face, but then I was like, ‘Oh, it’s Kate,’” she recalled. “So then when I actually got on the boat and I met the new chief stew and I was literally so shocked cause I was just expecting to see Kate and then I was like, ‘Oh, it’s this other girl.’ And then all of like my like preparation just went out the window, you know.”

She stated she was able to work below Chastain, remembering her pet peeves and particulars about how she works. “And I’m like, okay, I have no idea who this girl is and what she’s about,” she stated. “But if she’s like any chief stew, you know, I have to prepare that she’s gonna be a hard ass.”

Below Deck is on each Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.  

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