The public at large is having a hard time processing Malia White’s return to Below Deck Mediterranean. Is the reason for the outcry to do with that messy love triangle from Season 2? Chef Adam Glick and bosun Wes Walton were vying for Malia’s affections. Meanwhile, this girl just did her at the end of the season. She walked off that boat like a boss and instead focused on her professional goals.
Surely Malia is more than qualified. Last season, the show introduced the first female chef who had clearly inflated her resume and was in way over her head. Is the reaction to Malia some kind of PTSD to the last time the Below Deck franchise pushed typical industry gender roles. An inept bosun could result in injury or damage to the boat and that’s a much bigger issue than canned shrimp and licking steaks. That’s a lawsuit in the making. So my money is on Malia rocking it in her new role.
Unfortunately, Captain Sandy Yawn again felt it was necessary to defend her decision to hire Malia as bosun. She posted the following message to her Instagram on Sunday.
Captain Sandy began by describing her own journey to the bridge. She wrote, “as a person who grew up in the recreation boating industry, I feel blessed to have made this my career. It wasn’t easy to ‘work’ my was up to the bridge however I stayed true to my course navigating the obstacles. Now it’s my goal, for the rest of my time on this beautiful planet, to encourage and assist the younger generation of women to advance in this incredible industry.”
Sandy reiterates that Malia has the skills and ability to perform the role. She wrote, “Malia has worked hard to ‘earn’her title as bosun. Watch her this season as she navigates the obstacles that confront her. I look forward to witnessing her in action just like you!”
Malia responded to the post. She wrote, “thanks for believing in me, taking the time to teach me and most of all giving me the opportunity to try. You’re an inspiration as both a leader and friend. Hope to make you proud.”
It looks like Malia and Sandy have a great rapport after a season of working together. It bodes well for Malia’s performance as bosun. Sandy replied, “well thank you. You already have! I’m beaming!”
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MALIA RETURNING TO BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN AS BOSUN? DO YOU THINK SHE IS QUALIFIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY NEGATIVE FEELINGS TOWARDS HER FROM SEASON 2?
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