Below Deck crew member calls out RHONY star after “demanding” encounter

Je'Kayla Crawford
Jill from Below DeckBravo

Below Deck Season 11’s Chief Stew Fraser Olender didn’t have the most pleasant experience with Jill Zarin.

While the crew members of Below Deck are crazy and unhinged at times, they sometimes don’t hold a candle to the charter guests.

From a drunk guest who opened the cabins of crew members (one of which was half naked), to the former guests who have since been busted for trying to use the names of the stars to obtain drugs, the charter guests almost need a series of their own.

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Aside from the insane moments, we’ve also gotten some celebrities to partake in the franchise, including American Idol alum Justin Guarini and the adopted family of the football star who inspired The Blind Side.

However, the upcoming charter guest of Season 11 might take the cake on the most ridiculous.

Fraser from Below DeckBravo

RHONY’s Jill Zarin is starring in Below Deck Season 11

On February 8, Fraser spoke with US Weekly and vented his true opinion on Season 11’s upcoming charter guest, Jill Zarin.

You might recognize Jill from being one of the OG stars of The Real Housewives of New York City. In the eyes of her fanbase, she is lovely, but Fraser doesn’t exactly hold the same sentiments.

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“She’s sweet. She’s very lovely and very funny — but demanding. [But] all guests are demanding. They’re charter guests and they’ve got their preferences and sometimes they can be frustrating,” he told the outlet.

Speaking of demanding, the reality TV star was able to recall a specific instance of Jill being over the top.

He said, “She didn’t like any of the ice apart from a specific one. From a specific freezer. So we had to have a specific ice box that kind of followed wherever she went. I love it. If that’s the biggest concern, then we should [be good].”

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Jill hasn’t responded to Fraser’s comments as of yet. Viewers will soon get to see more of what he’s referring to later on in the season.

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Je'Kayla is a US Reality TV/Entertainment Writer with Dexerto. She covers all things Reality TV news, with a focus on Love Is Blind and Below Deck. Feel free to reach out at