Below Deck Mediterranean season 8‘s charter guests haven’t been too demanding on Chief Stewardess Tumi Mhlongo and her interior team, thankfully, considering all the internal drama they’ve had to deal with due to Kyle Viljoen and Natalya Scudder. And that’s not even factoring in the likely-to-be-fired replacement stewardess Lily Davison causing more headaches than she’s alleviating. Well, easy sailing with guests ends with a Below Deck Med season 7 returning group of charter guests. So, who’s Billy Rodriguez, his fiance Chris Robin and their six closest friends returning for a second charter?
On Below Deck Med season 7, Primary Charter Guest Billy and partner Chris invited Billy’s sister Crystal, his assistant, and friends Ryan, Twanna, Leslie and Jeffrey as the other charter guests in Malta. They requested a Japanese cuisine and drag performer for their first night. Things didn’t go that smoothly for Billy and the other guests because they were the first charter when the slide and two deckhands were stuck in customs. To top it off, the stabilizers were on the fritz on superyacht Home, causing the boat to be unbalanced. Glasses, dishes and other breakables went crashing down. Billy was also unimpressed by Chief Stewardess Natasha Webb‘s interior team’s tardy service for drinks.
On top of that, incompetent Bosun Raygan Tyler and her short-handed deck team failed to impress with getting out all the water toys in proper amount of time. Raygan’s incompetency led to her being added to the long list of Below Deck crew members fired on the show. Chef Dave White also unwittingly screwed up by putting cinnamon on beef cheeks because Billy forgot to put “no cinnamon” on his preference sheet. However, Chef Dave was unperturbed and wowed Billy and the others with some of his best food.
Who’s Billy Rodriguez & Fiance Chris On Below Deck Med Season 7
Billy also received flack from fans because he was impatient and complained to Captain Sandy Yawn. He complained about Raygan not being warm and fuzzy. So this time around Captain Sandy needs to make up for a poor showing last time she hosted this demanding primary charter guest. “He’s happy to be back, although this time he’s hoping to have a boat with working stabilizers and a slide,” Captain Sandy read from his preference sheet on Below Deck Med season 8.
Billy’s Instagram shows he likes the finer things in life, including lots of champagne and tropical vacations. He and Chris also love their two dogs and going to hockey games. The pair met in Japan, and love going to Disneyland and other Disney theme parks whenever they get the chance.
Billy owns and operates his advertising agency, Silvercrest Advertising. “An agency, technology enabler, and an extension to your marketing team delivering sophisticated marketing and media solutions for brands, specializing in the multi-unit and franchise categories.”
His fiancé Chris Robin’s Instagram shows he loves video games, hanging by the pool with his two pups in California, and traveling with Billy. The two celebrated seven years together on season 7, so they’ve now been together eight years.
Chef Jack Luby has his work cut out for him on Below Deck Med season 8. Billy has requested a Brazilian steakhouse inspired meal the first night. They want a big gay breakfast on day two, with Captain Sandy accompanying them. Previews show them unimpressed with Chef Jack’s rainbow-themed pancakes. Hopefully Jack ordering beluga caviar, banned in the US, but at least you can get much cheaper imitation beluga caviar on Amazon. (Show Star News makes a commission on affiliate links.)
Tumi’s team also need to provide tantalizing Brazilian dancers and a sparkles and glitter dance party.
Chris and Billy are accompanied with their six closest friends. Primary Billy and friends gave $27,000 USD last time around, will they top the biggest tip on Below Deck Med season 8.