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Jill Zarin blames Fraser Olender for Below Deck trip ‘being a total disaster’

Fraser Olender and Jill Zarin on Below Deck season 11
Jill is coming in hot for Fraser after her Below Deck stint. Pic credit: Bravo

The Real Housewives of New York City alum Jill Zarin has come out guns blazing to defend herself after her Below Deck appearance.

Jill’s final Below Deck episode aired this week, featuring more chaos, drama, and a tip that didn’t make the crew very happy.

Following the episode, Jill and Barbie Pascual addressed various things regarding the show.

They appeared together on the Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald podcast to dish all things Below Deck.

It didn’t take Jill long to blame Chief Stew Fraser Olender for what she called a disaster of a trip.

Fraser has also been dragged by Below Deck fans for his treatment of Barbie.

Jill Zarin blames Fraser Olender for her Below Deck trip’ disaster’

There was, of course, a lot that Jill had to say about the yacht being understaffed compared to the real yachting world. Jill also had no qualms about admitting she likes what she likes, and if stuff isn’t good, she sends it back because that’s the hospitality way.

“This is a service industry, a mega-yacht. This was a mega yacht, 190-foot,” Jill expressed.

The Bravo personality went on to spill it cost her friends $45,000 for two days. Jill shared that the group got an itinerary from Fraser upon arrival of exactly how the next couple of days would go.

Then she had some words about the chief stew.

“One thing Fraser emphasized, which is ironic, is that there would be snacks and food all the time everywhere,” she spilled. “He actually emphasized that and completely didn’t deliver, and I have to tell you, I think about the trip. It was the head stew’s job to make sure things went seamlessly, and I kind of blame him for the trip being kind of a total disaster for my friends, who I felt terrible for.”

RHONY alum Jill Zarin reveals why she went on Below Deck

Jill was upset about the experience because her friends spent so much money on the show and had never been on a yacht like St. David’s before. Aside from the money – Jill also wanted her friends to enjoy their first time on television.

“You asked why I did I do the show, “Jill stated. “I did because my friends wanted to be on, g on television. I don’t blame them. A lot of people do. And I didn’t mind doing it with them because as long as I am me, I am good.”

The former Real Housewives also blamed the crew for her coming across so bad. Jill thinks that if the crew hadn’t reamed her and had a different attitude toward her, Below Deck fans would have leaned into Jill more.

Instead, Jill got creamed by Below Deck viewers more than once.

However as Monsters and Critics previously reported, Barbie came out to defend Jill. Below Deck alum Kyle Viljoen also stood up for the RHONY alum.

This isn’t the first time Jill has come out to stand up for her Below Deck behavior. Last week she declared the crew doesn’t hate her despite them dissing her on the show.

Well, there you have it, Below Deck fans. Jill feels Fraser is to blame for her friend’s disastrous trip on the St. David yacht.

Do you agree or disagree with Jill?

Below Deck airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo. Seasons 1-11 are streaming on Peacock.

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Alfred Bevilacqua
Alfred Bevilacqua
2 months ago

Not for nothing Fraser had nothing to do the trip being a disaster as Jill describes it ….
If anything Jill brought all this on the trip being a total disaster…

With all her request for toilettes and ice for her coke !!!!

Come on who are you kidding….

You wonder why people can’t stand this wanna be tv person who just not likes on BD OR HOUSEWIVES !!!!

Jeanette Landeis
Jeanette Landeis
2 months ago

Jill is a lunatic and Fraser is a little man with a Napolean ‘little man’ complex. Completely unprofessional with his crew!

Valerie
Valerie
2 months ago

Totally disagree….she was a nightmare on rhony, rhugt and now bd. She’s just not very nice!

Chantal Griffin
Chantal Griffin
2 months ago

I feel sorry for her having to do it for her friends! I’m not sure if I could go on a mega yacht for my friends, sounds terrible! Poor poor Jill! And her friends weren’t awful with their food needs either! I mean easy for just one chef to do ! Lol ! What a joke rich people are!!!!!!

Mae
Mae
2 months ago

Jill was a disaster. Demanding and made a point of making sure everyone knew where there were a little deficiencies. Frazier is a great chief stew, who is doing his best to manage minimum staff members, one crewmember, who was very passive, aggressive toward him, and a vacancy as well. This was explained to Jill and the guests, and they should have been slightly more compassionate when they knew that the crew was down. Jill needs to get over herself.

SMN
SMN
2 months ago

Jill has a big mouth- period!

Barb Mast
Barb Mast
2 months ago

She was a pain in the a*s but I’m not a Frazier fan either. Quit throwing stones at glass houses

Liz
Liz
2 months ago

Jill ruined the show. She ruined the vacation. She should be ashamed of her behavior. Instead she blamed Fraser. Typical Jill behavior. Entitlement.

Mark McKay
Mark McKay
2 months ago

Jill showed no class, compassion or even the hint of a good mood. All.she was there for was to critique every aspect of the cruise. Jill is just another east coast snob who think the world revolves around them. In my opinion, she should stay in New York.

Esther
Esther
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark McKay

It was typical, thirsty Jill. It’s always all about her. She was NOTHING but an accidental guest because her boyfriend is liked.She is the most pitiful loser of any TV show or nightmare.

Matt B
Matt B
2 months ago

Is Jill actually important or relevant enough that she merits discussion ??

She’s married to the delusion that people enjoy her company and actually want to take crap from her.

Wealth or no wealth…. People with any class at all don’t treat others like Jill treats people. She should be embarrassed.

Esther
Esther
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt B

She is too self centered to even get what a lowlife, selfish thing she is.

Ellen
Ellen
2 months ago

Did Jill forget that we watched the show??? We SAW her bad behavior!!! She was a nightmare!!

Pee
Pee
2 months ago

Lowest tip so far this year!! They should have tipped triple

Patsy Aebischer
Patsy Aebischer
2 months ago

Hell no! Jil is rude obnoxious rude loud pretentious loud opinionated! She thinks she is the best at it all! She was fired from RHONY ! They had enough of her. She is just so delusional that she thinks everyone just “loves her” NOT! Can’t stand her. Just like her fellow cast mates did not invite her to scary island and she was not invited and not wanted her there but showed up anyway!

Kim
Kim
2 months ago

Hell no! Jill acted like the Primary & a spoiled brat at that!!! I wish someone would have pushed her off the boat!!!

Cat
Cat
2 months ago

If they are such good friends of Jill’s and she “yachts” all the time , why had she not taken them on one of HER excursions