When asked by a fan via video whether she believed chief stew Natasha Webb “stepped up” more as a leader and helped get the job done after Kyle Viljoen’s exit due to an injury, Natalya didn’t sugarcoat her response. She claimed Natasha “spent too much time in fairyland.”
“She spent too much time in fairyland [texting her boyfriend] and not enough time on the boat,” Natalya claimed.
Many viewers have praised Natalya for carrying the bulk of the interior workload for the entire season of Below Deck Med as co-stars Natasha and Kyle gossiped and played around most of the time.
The second stew didn’t just have words for Natasha. She also shared her thoughts on Kyle, and she threw in some playful snark about his hookup with a charter guest. The two were consistently at odds and arguing, but Natalya still had some kind words for Kyle to help smooth out the diss.
During a segment entitled, “Spill the Positivi-Tea,” Andy asked Natalya to say one trait about Kyle that proves he’s deserving of the second stew title. And she delivered while still giving shade where shade is due.
“He’s very charming with the guests,” Natalya began. “But I think I’m as well, you just didn’t see that much of it.”
Here comes the zinger. Andy then asked that since Kyle’s so good with the guests, what’s an example of him going “above and beyond” to, ahem, “please” the guests?
“Um, hooking up with them?” Natalya nonchalantly said.
After delivering that perfect gem, Natalya did mention positive traits she finds in Kyle that would make for a great chief stew. “He’s very friendly when he wants to be,” she said. “He’d be very good in that way, making it a light, fun-energy environment.”
But she wasn’t done with Kyle just yet, following up with, “[But] I wouldn’t work for Kyle.”
Natalya confessed that she believes it was the close quarters and consistently exhausting working environment that led to their fallout after starting out the season strong.
“If it was just normal people on a normal boat, it would have been fine. But, with the pressure of filming, working, and exhaustion,” she explained their relationship would have gone in a much different direction.
Below Deck Mediterranean airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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