Below Deck Mediterranean cast: Meet the stars of Season 8
Below Deck Mediterranean Season 8 has just premiered with a brand new crew, which includes a mix of familiar faces and new cast members. Here’s everything you need to know about Below Deck Med’s stars.
Below Deck Under’s Tumi Mhlongo and Luka Brunton have also entered the Mediterranean show.
Here’s everything we know about the cast of Season 8, which started airing on September 25, and when you can expect to see them on screen.
Below Deck Med Season 8 full cast list
Whether you’ve already started watching the new season, or are just about to dive into the drama, here’s everything you need to know about each of the new crew members.
- Captain Sandy Yawn
- Kyle Viljoen
- Natalya Scudder
- Tumi Mhlongo
- Luka Brunton
- Jack Luby
- Jessika Asai
- Ruan Irving
- Lara Du Preez
- Haleigh Gorman
Meet each of them below!
Sandy Yawn – Captain
Captain Sandy will lead the journey throughout Genoa and the Italian Riviera, but her favorite places to travel are the South of France and the Amalfi Coast.
Kyle Viljoen – Stew
Kyle appeared as a second stew in Med’s previous season and has now returned. He hails from South Africa and can identify the country’s animals by only their sounds.
Natalya Scudder – Stew
Natalya started working as a stew at only 18 years old. Like Kyle, she also worked on Med’s seventh season. Her favorite places to travel include Costa Rica and Raja Ampat.
Tumi Mhlongo – Chief Stew
Season 8 marks Tumi’s first time as a Chief Stew and chartering in the Mediterranean. She previously appeared on Below Deck Down Under, like Lead Deckhand Luka Brunton.
Luka Brunton – Lead Deckhand
Viewers know Luka as Adam Kodra’s replacement in Below Deck Down Under Season 2. Now, he has crossed over into Mediterranean territory as the show’s Lead Deckhand.
Jack Luby – Chef
Chef Jack Luby is a new crew member from Liverpool, England. He has 14 years of experience as a chef and loves creating travel vlogs for his YouTube channel.
Jessika Asai – Stew
A Hawaii native, Jessika Asai is another crew member unfamiliar with the Below Deck franchise. She’s spent four years in the yachting industry and enjoys doing pilates.
Ruan Irving – Bosun
Another South African is onboard after the Below Deck debut of Bosun Ruan Irving. He has over 10 years of yachting experience and loves to ” box spearfish, surf, ride motorcross bikes, and swim.”
Lara Du Preez – Deckhand
Lara marks the third South African on board and is also another new crew member. Her favorite places to travel include Bonifacio, France, and Bali.
Haleigh Gorman – Deckhand
Lastly, viewers will also meet Haleigh Gorman for the first time in Med’s Season 8. She previously worked on small ships for 10 years and loves “hiking, scuba diving, fishing, and yoga.”
Below Deck fans have to wait until September 25 to see just how much drama this cast will get themselves into.
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