Primary Charter Guest Kristina Rossetto made her grand entrance on Below Deck Med season 7 alongside close girlfriends and family. Now Below Deck fans want to know who is Kristina (not spelled Christina).
On episode six, Kristina celebrated her 50th birthday with a dual birthday party for her cousin Dina Farush, too. The all-ladies third group of charter guests were excited to let loose and forget about parenting and work while aboard superyacht Home. Kristina chartered the yacht with close friends Gina, Brenda (executive coach), Rachel, Kimberly (retiree with a passion for travel), her sister Teri, and cousins Michelle (aesthetician) and Dina.
Meet Kristina From Below Deck Med Season 7
On Kristina’s Instagram she posts mostly of time spent with family and friends. The married mother of two kids is an avid traveler and skier.
Some fans think Kristina looks exactly like Kathy Wakile from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Others think she looks like Kathy “mixed” with former The Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel. Whatever you think, she definitely won’t get mixed up with the “Kristina Below Deck” top Google search, a hired yachtie for the show who was allegedly fired and banned by Below Deck producers for a social media post before starring in a season.
Kristina, age 50, wasn’t the only real estate agent yachting on Home back in September 2021. Her sister Teri and friend Rachel both sell multi-million dollar homes in San Francisco, too.
Kristina and the rest of the ladies didn’t pay for a luxurious yacht trip not to have a good time.
The women were lusting a bit for some male attention, and on the preference sheet requested a “shirtless” male deckhand serve the birthday cake. Cougars thirsty for some younger shirtless male crew is a Below Deck trope that won’t die soon. Well, the women got more than they bargained for.
Shirtless Male Crew Charter Controversy On Below Deck Med Season 7
Stew Kyle Viljoen asked them, “How comfortable are you with semi-nude men?”
“Extremely,” said one charter guest, another said, “Very comfortable.”
Next thing fans knew, Home turned into the Magic Mike male strip club set. Deckhand Zee Demper in a skimpy sequence vest gave a charter guest a lap dance. His fellow South African childhood buddy and provisional Bosun Storm Smith dressed up as a nearly-naked firefighter. A topless, highly-tattooed Chef Dave White served them the birthday cake.
Below Deck Med fans were outraged by the shirtless request from the ladies, saying it’s a sexist double-standard, objectifying the male crew.
“So why is it okay for the Networks to show that female guests are asking their birthday cake to be delivered by a shirtless male crew member?” asked Reddit user Ixz72 on the Below Deck subreddit.
“It’s absolutely not but they do it anyway. No way in hell the charter guests (i.e. production) would ask … Natasha and Natalya to serve a group of men a birthday cake in their bikinis. Ridiculous,” said Reddit user buddy88bull in response.
Whatever fans’ takes, one things for certain. The crew deserve an extra big tip money for this charter.
Fans still think Kristina and the other charter guests were a nice group.
What if a bunch of male charter guests requested semi naked strip dances from the female crew members? No didn't think so. #belowdeckmed
— Helsi (@Nutcroft) August 16, 2022
“These charter guests are so lovely. Even when the stabilizers were going out and the one lady fell, they were like the Kojak fans in the back of the limo in Foul Play, feeling the waves like a baseball game,” said one fan.
Charter guests Kristina, Dina, Rachel, Kimberly, Brenda, Teri, Gina and Michelle make their debut on Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean season 7 on Monday at 8 p.m. EST.