‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Parker McCown Reveals the Details of His Underwater Engagement (Exclusive)

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Deckhand Parker McCown from Below Deck Sailing Yacht might have pulled off some of the romantic proposals ever.

First, he shocked viewers by resigning from the present. Then later he’s seen asking his former girlfriend Kaiti Brauer to marry him whereas they’re scuba diving. McCown typically known as Brauer whereas he labored on Parsifal III. He referred to her as his “ex-girlfriend,” however she clearly nonetheless had his coronary heart.

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So when viewers witnessed the magical proposal, Brauer went from “ex-girlfriend” to fiancée in a matter of minutes. McCown instructed Showbiz Cheat Sheet the proposal was really not filmed for the present. Instead, he set the scene with a neighborhood scuba teacher and solely needed it captured on movie as a memento for the couple. However, when producers caught wind of the engagement, they couldn’t resist together with it within the episode.

McCown says the engagement was a spontaneous second

Although Brauer was his ex-girlfriend, McCown mentioned they remained linked even after they had been aside. “We had been together for years and then she went to Thailand and started doing yoga teacher training,” he recollects. “And I started going into yachting.” The couple met after they had been each working and dwelling in Hawaii. They did some touring however then pursued careers in numerous places.

They continued to speak and when she determined to come back to Corfu, Greece, McCown was actually simply excited to see her. “At the time I wasn’t really thinking about a proposal,” he admits. “I just wanted to see her again. I hadn’t seen her in seven months. I’d been in Florida and on Parsifal. And yeah, it just kind of happened. I just had the thought one day and it was pretty cool.”

A GoPro digital camera captured the couple scuba diving after which McCown pulled out a hoop field and proposes. He organized the proposal with a neighborhood scuba firm on the Corfu Palace resort. “And I got a ring and I just gave it to [the scuba instructor],” McCown says.

McCown first went on a take a look at dive with the instructors earlier than taking Brauer out for the momentous dive. He says the ring was really within the field and he simply positioned it on her finger whereas they had been underwater.

Brauer didn’t see the proposal coming

McCown mentioned Brauer was in complete shock on the proposal. “She had no idea,” he says. “There’s other footage we have when we come to the surface and Kaiti’s just laughing. I really think she was in shock. I don’t think she knew what was going on.” But all of it sunk in as soon as the scuba teacher congratulated the couple. “It was a very ‘in the moment’ ordeal,” McCown says.

The proposal additionally came about round McCown’s birthday, so the couple had loads to have fun. They ended up touring and visiting pals alongside the best way. “So we have my birthday and I proposed to her the next day,” he says. “And then we were in Corfu for like a week and then we went to Albania and drove up the coast. Kaiti’s best friend was in Albania coincidentally so we took a boat over and went up the coast and hung out with them.”

McCown and Brauer then simply frolicked for some time in Greece and launched into a wine tour earlier than heading residence.

Like many engaged {couples}, wedding ceremony plans are in progress

The couple now resides in Colorado. Brauer has her personal yoga firm, The Travel Shala. McCown says he’s engaged on a couple of new tasks to be revealed in time.

But they’re additionally in wedding ceremony planning mode whereas being quarantined collectively in a distant space off the crushed path in Denver. He says wedding ceremony planning is within the works and the couple is wanting ahead to tying the knot in 2021.

McCown additionally hopes this received’t be the final viewers see of him too. “I’m there when Glenn needs me,” McCown says.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht airs Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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