Deckhand Isabelle “Izzy” Wouters of Below Deck confirmed that if she had seen Below Deck Mediterranean season 5, she would not have applied for the show. She said that the fallout left her frustrated and disappointed during the final season and expressed that if she had watched the season, she would never have looked for a spot on the show.
After guests kept asking her to compare her experience as a yachtie to Below Deck, Wouters watched the program. “And I thought it was really cool,” she said to David Yontef on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast.
And though she liked the show in general, if she had seen Below Deck Med Season 5, she would have totally changed her mind about getting into the series.
If I had seen the [Below Deck] Med season that was on before I applied, I probably wouldn’t have applied,”If I had seen the season of [Below Deck] Med that was on before I applied, I probably wouldn’t have applied,”If I had seen the season before I applied, I probably wouldn’t have applied. “Well, that was hectic.
This has been crazy.
And I wasn’t very impressed with a lot of the actions I saw there.
And yeah, that left a bad taste in my mouth for a while.
Izzy Wouters said that from the top down, the issues during ‘Below Deck Med’ came from
Wouters gave specifics about why, if she had seen ‘Below Deck Med’ Season 5, she would have changed her mind about being on the show. She explained, “I think it was just the attitude on board,” There were a lot of nice people, obviously. For instance, Bugsy [Drake] means so well.
And I don’t think Jess [More] was malicious or something like that in her intentions.
“Rob [Westergaard] seemed like a gaslighter,” she said. “But that kind of backstabbing and stuff, I didn’t even know what kind of attitude was coming from the top. I was just like, ‘Oh f**k.’ I would have been so scared if that had happened on our boat.”
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“Fortunately, Captain Lee [Rosbach] is not like that,” she said. And it was like a dream bosun to Eddie [Lucas]. I don’t think I could have asked for a better bosun, out of all the ones on Below Deck.
But yeah, I was watching Med and watching it was like post-traumatic stress.
Wouters then commented about how he shot Chef Hannah Ferrier.
A photo of Ferrier’s unregistered Valium and vape pen was taken by Bosun Malia White. She and Captain Sandy Yawn shared it, and Ferrier got fired.
Malia White and Captain Sandy were scolded by Izzy Wouters for how they treated the shooting of Hannah Ferrier
“I think it was handled very poorly,” she remarked.
I felt so bad for Hannah, because she didn’t deserve to be handled that way,”I felt so bad for Hannah, she didn’t deserve to be treated that way.”
It is very clear, with Captain Sandy, that Malia is her favorite and that there is nepotism,”With Captain Sandy, it’s very obvious that Malia is her favorite and that there is nepotism,” “In some respects, it was like nepotism.
And it just seems like for a long time she had an axe to grind with Hannah.’
And I think she finally found something to get rid of them with, because there is no prescription slip [in Australia], even with the whole Valium issue, the prescription is on the box,”And I think she finally found something to get rid of them with, because even with the whole Valium thing, there’s no prescription slip [in Australia], the prescription is on the package,”
Prepare yourself for a blast! Catch an all-new #BelowDeck @belowdeckbravo episode tonight @ 9/8C on @bravotv pic.twitter.com/yyx2I80kks- IzzyWouters (@WoutersIzzy) December 14, 2020 ‘Below Deck’: Captain Lee claims he and the crew were insulted in season 1 by the worst tip
“So the box that she had in her office actually had a prescription on it,” she said. “And I think the whole stigma of mental health, too. Like calling a panic attack a ‘freak out’ and saying she didn’t feel safe that someone who was having a panic attack was, you know, on board.”
“Who doesn’t have panic attacks and things like that sometimes,” she said. That was a very, very poor way of doing it, I figured.
And she didn’t sound overly apologetic about it either. Wouters claims that the situation would have been treated better and with dignity by Rosbach and Lucas.