Malia White talked about how she is recovering from the drama of Below Deck Mediterranean season 5 and shared why she hesitated to come back for season 6.
Season 5 didn’t leave Malia White and Captain Sandy Yawn very impressed. Malia White endured a lot of fan hate because of what she did to Hannah Ferrier. Bosun recently revealed that he found out that his ex-Tom Checketts cheated on him when Below Deck Med season 5 was on screen. In addition, the infamous video of Captain Sandy Yawni calling Malia a homosexual went viral just as season 6 was about to start filming.
Throughout all this anger and backlash, Malia White has claimed that she reported Hannah’s valium to the maritime law, which states that drugs cannot be tolerated. Malia recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the situation in earnest.
“I think at first, I wanted to defend everything, and I was taking to social media,” she shared. “And then I learned, you will never be able to explain to people maritime law. You’ll never be able to explain the exact situation, how things actually went down. People will never understand because, to them, they’re seeing this portion of what happened, and that’s all you can expect them to understand.” Bosun admitted that he is still getting over it, while calling the situation a “big learning curve”. Malia even turned off the comments on social media for a bit to wrap her from the surrounding view.
Why Was Malia Hesitant To Return For Below Deck Med Season 6?
No doubt many viewers weren’t happy to see Malia White return to Below Deck Mediterranean for season 6. Since the season premiere, Malia and Captain Sandy have been painted in a more positive light. One of the reasons is the Captain’s less screen time. Another reason is the behavior of another dish Lexi Wilson, which has changed the opinion of some fans about the bosun.
It turns out that the setbacks of Season 5 were not the reason Malia White hesitated to come back for another season. ““I want to eventually be a captain, so yeah, I was a little hesitant to come back after all that, because I was like, ‘I really want a career in this industry, not in the TV industry,” she expressed.
Malia White is so happy she decided to come back for a sixth season. She’s happy that viewers will really get to see her work as a bosun, not just the drama regarding her love life or other crew members. Besides, it was the most fun he’s ever had filming a yacht’s hit series.