Hannah Ferrier is speaking out about Lara Flumiani quitting Below Deck Mediterranean after only one charter.
Viewers watched as Lara told Captain Sandy Yawn she was no longer comfortable working on the yacht due to the drama with Hannah. Lara chose her own happiness over money. She didn’t even board the boat to retrieve her things.
The second stew left The Wellington crew a man short for its second charter. It was challenging for Hannah and third stew, Jessica More, but both preferred being shorthand to having Lara on the team.
Days after the episode aired where Lara left, Hannah shared her thoughts on the departure. It should not surprise anyone that Hannah was just fine with Lara opting to quit before Hannah had to fire her.
Lara was insubordinate
Hannah got candid in an interview with Decider regarding her true feelings about Lara. She shared that Lara was the most insubordinate stew that Hannah had ever worked with in her lengthy career.
The chief stew is used to getting attitude from those who work with her. Lara’s was off the charts, though. Hannah declared Lara had her “boxing gloves on” the moment she boarded the yacht.
“With Lara, there was nothing I could do,” Hannah explained.
She shared that Lara took breaks when she wanted, leaving Hannah and Jess to run the interior. If Hannah asked Lara to do something instead of taking a break, Lara would say Hannah was working her like a slave.
— Hannah Ferrier (@hannahferrier_) June 16, 2020
Having no stew at all was better than Lara
The moment the drama with Lara began, Hannah knew she would be better off with no stew than the Italian beauty.
“The longer hours, the more work, the more stress I can handle. I’ve done it all. It’s fine. That is easier for me to deal with than someone who is legitimately making my blood boil,” Hannah shared with Decider.
When Lara quit, Hannah got her wish granted of having no stew over Lara. Hannah admitted it was so much better without the drama.
Life on the yacht was so bad with Lara that the mere sight of her would send Hannah into a frenzy. It was astonishing to the chief stew how someone who was only on the team a short time could have just a negative impact.
Lara Flumiani is gone as the second stew on Below Deck Med. Hannah’s happiness could be short-lived, though. Based on the preview for the next episode, Lara’s replacement is not someone Hannah likes too well.
Below Deck Mediterranean airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.