Below Deck Sailing Yacht charter guest Erica Rose already made a name for herself in season 2 as one of the worst charter guests in Below Deck history. But despite constantly complaining on her first Parsifal III voyage, Erica Rose wanted another charter and drama on season 3.
This go around, Erica Rose didn’t just bring her friends and her mom. Her melodramatic husband Charles Sanders joined the trip and out-complained his wife on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3. He also gave Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher and Chef Marcos Spaziani headaches. Charles’ childish antics and classlessness as he dined and sailed in luxury appalled Below Deck fans. So naturally, fans want to know more about who Erica Rose, Charles are.
Erica Rose is A Bachelor Nation Alumna & Texan Lawyer
Erica Rose may look familiar to Below Deck fans who watch other reality TV. She first appeared on The Bachelor season 9, where women competed for cosmetics entrepreneur Prince Lorenzo Borghese’s heart. On the show she portrayed herself as spoiled rich princess who wore tiaras and cost her renowned plastic surgeon father nearly “half a million dollars a year”. She also claimed she “could never live without my maid or my personal astrologer.”
Being a fan-favorite villain, she subsequently appeared on Bachelor Pad season 2 and 3. It was during her time on the 2nd season of Bachelor Pad that Erica Rose was the main victim of an abusive game where men threw eggs at the woman they found least attractive. The infamous “game” left Erica emotionally scarred for years from the bullying on national television, which led to her getting plastic surgery. Inside Edition documented Erica’s transformation, including liposuction around her chin, back, abs, and thighs, as well as breast reduction and lift.
Besides a physical transformation, Erica also changed her career from Paris Hilton socialite to Legally Blonde lawyer. To help give her reputation a makeover, Erica
She wants her own reality TV court show like Judge Judy.
She also appeared on The Dr. Phil show as a “spoiled and entitled” young woman in need of a reality check.
Since then, she has become a successful attorney, mother and wife. She practices entertainment and media law, as well as personal injury, family and defamation law. Erica now makes the big bucks to afford luxury yachting without daddy’s money.
Her Husband Charles Sanders Is A Lawyer Too & They Run A Law Firm Together
Charles Sanders, Erica Rose’s husband of five years, is also an attorney and investor. He specializes in car accident lawsuits, and is a partner with his wife at their law firm, Rose Sanders Injury Law. The couple reconnected because of a fat-shamer and the dating app Bumble. Erica and Charles have one daughter together, and Charles is also the stepdad of Erica’s first daughter with ex fiance Galen Gentry.
Charles has taken a lot of heat since his appearance on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3. It didn’t help that he trashed the food of Chef Marcos and then left a very poor tip of only $6,500.
Despite Charles’ villainous persona on Below Deck, on his Instagram he looks like a happy and loving father and husband. After the blowback he faced from fans, Charles said his “gross” comment about Chef Marcos’ food was scripted. Apparently show producers encouraged him to be a jerk while on the yacht. This is the second accusation this year about the Below Deck show crew fabricating drama. Below Deck season 9’s Rayna Lindsey claimed the show is fake back in January. It just goes to show you that reality TV isn’t really real sometimes.
At the end of the week of the last episode with them as charter guests aired, Erica told fans on Instagram she is stressed out from all the social media dragging her family took from being on the show. Charles also posted a nearly two-hour video apologizing for his “despicable and disgusting” behavior on Below Deck.