‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Parker McCown’s Replacement Chris Miller Says the Crew Is ‘the Right Level of Crazy’ (Exclusive)

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Miller

Once deckhand Parker McCown departed Below Deck Sailing Yacht, viewers had been launched to his alternative, Chris Miller.

Miller got here to Parsifal III with appreciable crusing and yachting expertise. He shared through the episode he’s labored within the trade since 2011 and knew coming in mid-season could be dicey. “I either make friends for life or enemies I want to throw off the back of the boat on a dark night,” he jokes in a confessional.

Chris Miller
Chris Miller |Dominic Bendijo/Bravo

He shared his sunny disposition isn’t widespread for a seasoned yachtie. “I think once you’ve been in the industry for a while, it gets under your skin and you just become a grumpy bastard.”

Miller actually didn’t appear to be a “grumpy bastard” when he chatted Showbiz Cheat Sheet. He dished about what it was actually like approaching board mid-season and shared his impressions of the crew.

Chris Miller appeared chill however stated he was nervous

Miller stated coming in mid-season is nerve-wracking, however he assimilated simply with the group. Despite his relaxed exterior, he admits he was fairly nervous. “I was shaking in my little boots, don’t get me wrong,” he laughs. But he says the crew all appeared very cool, so he instantly felt proper at dwelling.

“Everyone seems like the right level of crazy,” he jokes. “I think if anyone is too normal on a boat they might not get on too well. They definitely have an edge about them for you to get on well in the industry.”

He was additionally aware of the present, sharing that he’d watched the sequence whereas engaged on yachts. Like some Below Deck crew members, a casting agent reached out to Miller through Facebook to see if he’d be excited by auditioning. Also, like some forged members, Miller had a matter of hours to pack his luggage and hop a airplane to Greece.

“When I got the call about the show I was in the U.K., just coming back from holiday,” he says. Miller was additionally going by way of the method of turning into a second officer onboard Creole, which is the world’s largest wood crusing yacht. But he did a quick pivot and jumped on the likelihood to be on Below Deck Sailing Yacht.

He loved working with Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan

Miller’s tenure within the yachting trade is already fairly obvious through the first episode. He stated working with first mate Paget Berry and deckhand Ciara Duggan was a pleasure.

“Those two are amazing, really good to work with,” he remembers. ” I’ve labored with companions earlier than and it’s arduous, particularly in case you are working in the identical division.” He added that Duggan and Berry had a number of small arguments however had been primarily extraordinarily skilled.

“One of the things about being a professional crew and working with your partner is that you don’t want to have a lot of PDA,” he provides. “You don’t want to be kissing and cuddling in front of others because it makes everyone kind of miss it.”

Speaking of PDA, how was rooming with chef Adam Glick? Glick and chief stew Jenna MacGillivray are sometimes seen snuggling and kissing within the kitchen. But Miller stated Glick was an exquisite roommate. “I know to close doors quietly and not turn lights on,” Miller says. “And not leave skid marks and tidy up after yourself. Make your bed.”

He additionally discovered a standard curiosity with Glick as each have a love of pictures. “We compared lenses for sure,” he says. “We went into a little bit of photography together.” Miller says he’ll be including among the images he took on his Instagram within the coming weeks as he’s shifting extra right into a profession in pictures.

Miller says he’ll be within the thick of the drama quickly sufficient

Miller says he additionally cherished working with Captain Glenn Shephard. “Glenn is a great captain and he’s got to the position he’s in because of his ability. He’s just one of the other crew members.”

Although Miller appears to be an easy-going man, he says he’ll quickly be within the “thick” of the drama. He and third stew Georgia Grobler appear to have somewhat flirtation happening through the first episode. “She’s a beautiful girl, she intrigues me,” Miller teases.

“I think I get involved [in the drama],” he continues. “There’s a lot of fun that goes on board and a lot of banter. It builds up definitely in intensity. There’s definitely some interesting episodes to come.”

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

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