Below Deck Med: The Malia White and Stephanie Factor

Below Deck Med: The Malia White and Stephanie Factor

Christine Bugsy Drake opens up about the pressure she felt to get along with Tom Checketts while working on Below Deck Mediterranean.

Viewers watched as Bugsy Drake comforted Aesha Scott after Tom’s cucumber tantrum, causing the second stew to burst into tears. There is no doubt that Tom Checketts was wrong. He didn’t have to talk to Aesha that way or vent his frustration on her.

Bugsy Drake did not see the interaction, but saw the effect it had on Aesha. The moment was difficult for Bugsy Drake, who wanted to defend Aesha. However, Bugsy had to be careful because of the personal pressure she felt to get along with Tom Checketts.

The chief stewardess spoke out about maintaining Tom’s professionalism during the Below Deck Med After Show. She also talked about the personal commitment that put more pressure on her to get along with the chief.

Below Deck Med: The Malia White and Stephanie Factor

As the fans know, Malia White met her now ex-boyfriend Tom Checketts while she was working with Bugsy’s sister Stephanie on a yacht. Malia shared it with Stephanie who brought Tom and Malia together.

There is a personal connection between the group outside of work, which made things a bit more complicated. “To be honest, I felt there was a lot of pressure for Tom and I to get along because my sister is friends with him. Malia White is my friend, and she goes out with him,” shared Bugsy Drake.

“So I think there was an extra pressure for him and me in the work sense of chef stew and chef to be very civilized towards each other. There’s a lot at stake if not. Bugsy admitted that she and Tom Checketts got along very well during their stay at The Wellington.

There is one thing Christine Bugsy Drake will not tolerate, and that is that someone is a jerk to her stews. Christine Bugsy Drake has spilled, she is very protective of her stews. It’s not right with Bugsy that her team is mistreated in any way.

The fact that she is protective of her stews made it a challenge for her to balance her work and personal relationship with Tom. Had it not been for the emotional pressure, Bugsy would have had a much different working relationship with the chef.

Written by Ashley Bennett

Ashley Bennett is a US Reality TV/Entertainment Writer with theworldnewsdaily.


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  1. The crew should of had a group meeting with the chef to discuss his attitude to put him in check! ( Also how do you all feel about chef Tom saying he doesn’t care about the guests?) ( AWFUL ATTITUDE)

  2. Hannah would have confronted Tom and put him in his place. Hannah never had any issues telling a chef they’re being a dick!

  3. Tom thinks he can say and act any way he wants because he dates Malia and he helped Sandy out in a pinch. I feel like he acted like a total ass while he was there… the one girl said….a spoiled brat…and he’s really not that cute or that good….I didn’t see anything special that he did on the boat anyway

  4. He was there for the money…and that was a snitch bitchy move by Malia.
    I cant stand princess anymore……
    Shes always playing EVERYONE to get what she wants. Probably capt also..

  5. After Sandy told Maila to stay out of the gallery , she continued to do what she wanted too. Maila even said she was bosun and she had a right to be there. My oh my didnt Sandy react to her disobedience? Sandy is so hypocritical too. She kept Travis on when she smelled alcohol on him. Why was that not putting the boat in jeopardy?

  6. Tom was Hot…but not hit enough to put up with his tantrums. She Malia should’ve already known his breaking point and should of never put him in the spot to work. Then juggling everybodys sleeping situations. Hannah was right. Gtfoh girl. You just want you man up on you. Juvenile and immature!!

  7. The American guests on your boat might have beauty or great wealth but out of all your guests the Americans low class. They are distinguished by being arrogant and low class. They have no idea about the history and elegance they are immersed in and its apparent they do not read or know about Haute cuisine.In order to shore up their ignorance and lack of class they pick on the food. Like that baseball player Damon jokingly asking his wife to pee on him. No element of wit and its crude. But hey we Americans know about food . Ya right.

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