Kat Held was a force to be reckoned with during her time on “Below Deck” seasons 1 and 2. The blonde beauty was always at the center of the drama and never shied away from stirring the pot. Whether it was her feud with Chief Stew Adrienne Gang or her boatmance with Chef Ben Robinson, Kat kept viewers on the edge of their seats.
Despite her penchant for breaking the rules, fans couldn’t help but love her infectious personality and iconic one-liners. And no one can forget her infamous and utterly relatable motto — “Kat wants to go to the bar.” She may have left the show after the second season, but Kat’s impact on “Below Deck” will never be forgotten.
Despite the challenge of replacing the veteran chief stewardess Kate Chastain, Francesca Rubi came into season 8 of "Below Deck" with charm, professionalism, and impressive organizational skills. She quickly won over viewers with her Aussie wit and easy-going demeanor, proving that she was a worthy successor to the previous chief stew.
She had her fair share of drama on the boat, including an ongoing feud with stewardess Elizabeth, but she managed to put it behind her and still get her job done. By the end of the season, Francesca had earned the respect and admiration of her crew and viewers alike, cementing her place as a beloved chief stew in the “Below Deck” franchise.
Kat Held — Now
It seems like Kat Held has charted a new course for herself after her time on "Below Deck." After her final season, the Rhode Island beauty ventured onto land, trying her hand at waitressing and registering for nursing school. She's now making a living in Las Vegas as a bartender, using the service skills she learned on the water.
Though she may have left the high seas, we're sure Kat's still got the sassy attitude that made her a dynamo on our screens. And let's be honest, who doesn't love a bartender with a bit of attitude? From exotic travels to a potential venture into the CBD world, we can't wait to see what adventures Kat has in store!
Rhylee Gerber — Now
Since leaving "Below Deck," Rhylee has been living life on her own terms, and boy, does it seem like a wild ride! Rhylee went back to Alaska post-show to continue her previous career on fishing boats. However, she soon found herself living in her trusty van, traveling across the United States in search of adventure.
From the mountains of Montana to the sunny beaches of Florida, Rhylee is living proof that life is one big adventure. And from what we can see, she's not just surviving; she's thriving. Rhylee shows us all that you don't need to conform to the traditional 9-5 lifestyle to be happy, and we love her for it!
Say what you will, but Rhylee was certainly a force to be reckoned with on "Below Deck." Her outspokenness and fiery energy made her a standout player, and only sometimes in a good way. After a relatively smooth season 6, Rhylee returned to the yacht mid-season in season 7 and found herself in a trickier position.
Throughout the season, Rhylee found herself in constant conflict with at least one member of the deck crew, with Ashton Pienaar being a frequent sparring partner. Even at the reunion, Rhylee explained how she didn't feel valued by her crew, and how frustrated she had been throughout the season. Regardless of the drama, we were happy to see her back on our screens.