Captain Sandy Yawn, star of Below Deck Mediterranean, is taking care of business. She is a leader in a career mostly dominated by men. Cancer tried, but Sandy beat it. And she overcame a life-threatening motorcycle accident. Throughout the many personal challenges Sandy has faced in her life, she has pushed through with a staunch positive attitude and forayed that into becoming one of Bravo’s most-discussed celebrities.
Even if Captain Sandy isn’t your cup of tea, with her penchant for giving hugs and exasperation of Chief Stews who take too many
meltdowns smoking breaks, there is one thing that cannot be denied. Sandy is a badass. Recently, Sandy experienced another harrowing medical incident. Now she is using her platform to raise awareness and share some advice we could all probably stand to hear. Listen to your body, y’all.
I’m still trying to get past Tanner Sterback’s puke and rally before he made out with Simone Mashile during last night’s episode of Below Deck . Simone couldn’t have been more happy that her crush reciprocated her feelings, so I guess that’s all that matters. Although I can’t help being curious about she thinks after seeing the episode- the puke part and the moment Tanner told the deck crew that he “went down on Simone last night.”
Interestingly enough, Simone isn’t the only Below Deck cast member Tanner has hooked up with. No, he did not get with his “cougar” crush Kate Chastain… not that I know of, at least. However, he did get with Below Deck Mediterranean star Aesha Scott.
Andy Cohen announced that Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will join the Real Housewives franchise this past weekend at BravoCon. Both Andy and the Bravo Network hinted that a new Real Housewives show was on the way. However, it’s fair to say that most people did not expect the new show to take place in Salt Lake City. Talk about random! Nevertheless, most people who complained about it will probably tune in anyway. The same thing happens with the current Real Housewives shows that may be falling short.
One show that continually comes through is Below Deck. Its successor Below Deck Mediterranean is an equally compelling show. And now, the Below Deck franchise is expanding with a third show on the network.
Captain Sandy Yawn knows how to keep her cool in stressful nautical situations. Below Deck Mediterranean fans have seen her docking the yacht with inches to spare and deal with multiple anchor disasters. She had an incompetent chef in her galley, and had to mentor deck crew members in past seasons.
Despite all these issue and more, Captain Sandy keeps returning to the series and has become the face of the show, along with Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier. These two ladies are often in conflict regarding management of the interior, but the paycheck must be too good to part ways over table settings.
Jack Stirrup from Below Deck Mediterranean came across as as an impish guy. With floppy hair that annoyed Captain Sandy Yawn to no end. A problem with authority. And a sweet blossoming relationship with fellow co-star Aesha Scott. They were two weirdos who found each other in the middle of the open sea.
The show has since ended. And reality has slapped everyone in the face. It appears as though our cheeky brit, Jack, has been quite a busy fella with someone other than Aesha.
Here’s a name you haven’t heard in a minute:Malia White. She joined Below Deck Mediterranean as the resident femme fatale and deckhand on Season 2. You might recall she had a thing going on with the yacht’s chef, Adam Glick. Unfortunately for Adam, Malia also had eyes for her bosun, Wes Walton. Captain Sandy Yawn wound up promoting Malia during the charter season. Many people wondered if it had to do with her superior performance as a deckhand or her superior performance at flirting with her boss.
Listen, a girl can’t help it if she is the object of men’s affection. But a girl can help it if she’s leading several people on at once. Wes and Malia eventually parted as friends, but onion-loving Adam probably still uses her photo as his dartboard’s bullseye. She eventually apologized for her behavior surrounding the love triangle and has since moved on to bigger and better things. One of those things is a steady relationship not involving Wes or Adam. Could another be our first female bosun in the Below Deck franchise? The streets are saying it could happen.
Despite the inexplicable decision to end Below Deck Mediterranean without a reunion, fans can still get some insider scoop from Season 4. Cast members have been making the rounds on Watch What Happens Live in a bid to make up for it, and also extend their fifteen minutes of fame.
Most recently was the interior supporting team of Anastasia Surmava and Aesha Scott. These gals were the most competent and least dysfunctional duo that Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier had to work with. They also became good friends with their superior and never questioned her work ethic, unlike in previous seasons. So their storylines had less to do with discussing Hannah’s inadequacies and more to do with the aftermath of Anastasia’s shortcomings in the galley.
Captain Sandy Yawn never knows what she might face each week on Below Deck Mediterranean–a questionable chef like Mila Kolomeitseva, rogue stews like June Foster, inclement weather or a fire when she is trying to dock. She has to demonstrate patience, strength, courage and optimism despite what is going on around her.
Those traits are characteristics I am sure Sandy has been calling on lately as she is supporting her girlfriend, gospel singer Leah Shafer, through a difficult health battle. Sandy announced via social media in late August that Leah had been diagnosed with what seemed to be breast cancer. At the time, Sandy revealed that Leah had chosen to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Recently, both of them shared health updates for Leah via social media.