Below Deck Mediterranean Season 6 chief stew Katie Flood has teased interior team drama and defended Captain Sandy Yawn’s management style.
Katie isn’t holding back from sharing what viewers can expect from the new season. The New Zealand yachtie happily isn’t giving any spoilers but dishing why some of the craziness unfolds.
What did Katie say about the Season 6 interior drama?
The Below Deck Med Season 6 trailer teased what’s to come for the interior team consisting of Katie, Lexi Wilson, and Courtney Veale.
There’s a lot of tension between Lexi and Katie. The tension reaches a boiling point causing Lexi to reveal she’s quitting.
Katie dished to E! News that avoiding drama in the yachtie world is impossible and reminded fans it’s what makes the Below Deck franchise a mega-hit.
Below Deck Mediterranean is a job and requires different personalities working in tight spaces.
“It’s like, we’re still learning about each other, still figuring how to work together. In what world would that ever run completely smoothly?” Katie spilled to E! News.
Plus, the interior team was chosen for Katie, which was hard for her. When working on other yachts, Katie has a say in hiring her stews.
The new chief stew had the challenge of replacing beloved chief stew Hannah Ferrier. Katie didn’t hesitate to take the job, even making it clear she is not her predecessor.
Katie defends Captain Sandy’s management style
Captain Sandy’s management style has been labeled as micromanaging over the years. Her style is vastly different from Captain Lee Rosbach and Captain Glenn Shephard, which she defended on Watch What Happens Live recently.
Katie didn’t find anything wrong with Captain Sandy’s leadership style and didn’t feel she was micromanaged at all.
“Me and Sandy got along really well. I had a really positive experience working with her, and she really trusted me. She didn’t come across as a micromanager as some captains do, and we had a really good relationship, so I really enjoyed it. She was there when I needed her, and then every other time, she sort of just let me do my own thing,” Katie declared Decider.
The brunette beauty admitted she developed a close bond with Captain Sandy and bosun Malia White. Don’t hold that against Katie, though at least give her a few episodes into the season before judging her.
Katie Flood has brought a new vibe to Below Deck Med. There’s a whole lot of Season 6 left to unfold, so buckle up; it’s going to be one wild ride.
Below Deck Mediterranean Season 6 airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.