Below deck Mediterranean Malia White faced severe backlash for the role she played in Chief Stew’s sacking Hannah Ferrier during the show’s fifth season. In the wake of the fallout, Malia has chosen not to return to the franchise for season seven, but not for the reasons you might have previously assumed.
Per showbiz cheatsheet, for an appearance Brandi Glanvilles Brandi Glanville Unfiltered Podcast, Malia spoke about her exit from the show. “I didn’t leave because anything happened,” she said. “I don’t have bad feelings towards any part of Under deck or anything that happened.”
Malia went on to reiterate that it had nothing to do with the Hannah debacle, but that she was taking a break from the show to study for new licenses and focus on the second season of her podcast. Total Ship Show.
“I didn’t go for that reason,” Malia explained. “I did not go. It’s not like I might never come back to the show. I’m just not ready for next season. I had a really bad scooter accident. And I’m studying for this big hearing [exam], so it’s just a good time for me to take a break and step back. And the misunderstandings are on the show [that] I got a lot of heat on the whole Hannah thing and all that stuff. It’s like I don’t regret or worry about the show. What happened just happened, and it’s time to get away from it. Everyone has learned and it is time to just move on.”
Malia’s time with the franchise is far from over if she has anything to say about it. She says she can return at a higher rank now that she has her “officer card”.
“They know where to find me,” she quipped.
Malia is also really into other spinoffs in the franchise, including Sailing yacht below deck or Below Deck Down Under. Malia said she loves scuba diving Under would fit perfectly. And while she’s not as good a sailor as she is a diver, she would love the chance to work with her Captain Glenn Shepherd and Daisy Kelherwhom she met at the NBC Upfronts event, to which nearly all Bravolebrity flocked to promote their respective shows.
“When I saw that Under has all this diving and stuff, I was like, ‘Hey, how come I’m not on it Under?’ I want to go to Australia and go scuba diving. So yes, I would definitely go there. And the captain is great. Captain Jason [Chambers]. I met him when we were in Fort Lauderdale, we both took classes and ran into each other and yes, he just seems like an absolute gem,” said Malia.
As for Sailing yacht below deck?
“I would never say no to sailing or anything after meeting these guys in New York. Like New York was so much fun and Daisy seems to be having a blast. If I could sail I would definitely be out there with her and Glenn. But they have to teach me first,” she joked.
Below Deck Med currently paused. However, if you’re interested, you should definitely catch up on Malia Season 1 Total Ship Show Podcast that is in the process of recording its second season.
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