‘Below Deck’: Izzy Wouters Says She Wouldn’t Have Applied for the Show if She Watched ‘Below Deck Med’ Season 5

Deckhand Isabelle “Izzy” Wouters from Below Deck she said she would not have applied to be on the show if she had been watching Below Mediterranean Deck Season 5. She said she fell through the past season feeling angry and upset and sharing that she would never have found a place on the show if she had looked bring on the season.

Malia White, Robert Westergaard
Malia White, Robert Westergaard | Karolina Wojtasik / Bravo

Wouters watched the show after guests kept asking her to compare her experience as a yacht Below Deck. “And I thought it was really nice,” she said Behind Velvet rope with David Yontef podcast. And while she would have liked the show in general, she would have completely changed her mind about joining the series if she had watched Below Deck Med Season 5.

“If I was on the season of [Below Deck] Med, that’s just gone before I applied, I probably wouldn’t have applied, ”she said. “That was, that was good. That was crazy. And I was like, without much thought about the behavior I saw there. And yes, that did add a little bit of bad taste. ”

Izzy Wouters said problems during ‘Below Deck Med’ came from the top

Wouters offered specific information as to why she would have changed her mind about going on the show if she had watched Below Deck Med Season 5. “I think it was just like the ideas on board,” she explained. “It seemed like a lot of people were loving. Like Bugsy [Drake] means so good. And I don’t think Jess [More] to be malicious or anything like that in intent. ”

“Rob [Westergaard] it looked gaslighter, ”she said. “But just like the real kind of backstabbing and so on, I didn’t even know what kind of view came from the top. I was like, ‘Oh f ** k.’ I would be scared if such a thing happened on our boat. ”

“So there was order in her box, as there was in the office,” she said. “And I think the total stigmatization of mental health is too. Like calling a panic attack a ‘freak-out’ and saying she didn’t feel safe that someone who had a panic attack, you know, was on board. ”

“Like not getting panic attacks and stuff like that sometimes,” she said. “I thought this was a really bad way to handle it. And she didn’t seem to apologize about it either. Wouters believes Rosbach and Lucas would have handled the situation differently and with dignity.

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