The Below Deck franchise on Bravo has been widely popular among fans who love to witness drama in a pressure cooker. The problem is that newbies to reality television and the open seas end up saying and doing more than is flattering. On the first season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, chief stew Jenna MacGillivray and chef Adam Glick learned this lesson the hard way when they got into an intense relationship onboard. No,w it seems that another chef on Sailing Yacht’s second season is watching the new episodes and is disappointed by what she sees.
Throughout the Below Deck franchise, chefs are notorious for not taking any kind of criticism well. Natasha De Bourg has been no different in that regard with her chief stew Daisy Kelliher, who has attempted to approach her gently and nicely about everything from how to properly cook a poached egg to controlling the portion sizes for fine dining. On the most recent episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, their feud prompted De Bourg to storm off with a stream of expletives coming from her cabin. Watching it back, De Bourg now views her behavior as disappointing. She reflected on her Instagram:
Sometimes it's good to step back from oneself and view yourself from an outsider's view and if you don't like what you see, you simply change it. It's not ok to be mean or angry with persons, it's not ok to be a bitch because I can. I've learned a lot of things about myself and some of my behaviour was disappointing, I don't take correction easily and I was very defensive.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht already has delivered a lot of drama during this second season. The crew not only has to deal with being quarantined to the tightly packed yacht, but also a Covid-19 scare, throuples and demanding guests. In the last episodes though, the tension has been rising between chief stew Daisy Kelliher and chef Natasha De Bourg, who refuses to take the former’s “constructive criticism.” With all the various chaotic factors at play, one can see why De Bourg is seemingly breaking under the pressure.
At the very least though, Daisy Kelliher is getting some remorse and willingness to change from Natasha De Bourg now that their season is technically over. Part of what makes the show compelling is that people from all walks of life end up together while cast out to sea. De Bourg opened up in a previous episode about her life and the traumatic experiences and abusive relationships that shaped who she inevitably became. Apparently, she’s willing to continue evolving in the future. Her post continued:
I am learning and growing everyday. I'm also learning that it's not fair to judge myself so harshly so I'm giving myself space to improve, love myself more and be better everyday.
The next episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht premieres tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. Maybe we’ll start to see a shift in Natasha De Bourg on air. But I’ll admit, I think Gary King is the one who needs to do the real soul-searching about his behavior.