Below Deck Season 11’s Sunny: Everything Fans Need To Know

Below Deck Season 11's Sunny: Everything Fans Need To Know

In stunning Grenada on superyacht St. David, deckhand Marie “Sunny” Marquis made her debut on Bravo’s flagship yachting reality TV show. In the previews for Below Deck season 11, Sunny unfortunately got in a boatmance with notorious player and Lead Deckhand Ben Willoughby. Things don’t go well when he started to pursue another — yet unrevealed — female yachtie on the boat. Show history tells us, Sunny hooking up with Ben, her superior, caused a lot of crew drama throughout the season. So, let’s take a closer look at Below Deck season 11’s Sunny.

Bravo’s second trailer of the show revealed a lot more of the Below Deck season 11 cast, including Sunny. “I don’t rely on no man,” Sunny says as she uses a tool to fix something. As a deckhand, Sunny appears to be a bit of a tomboy. However, she definitely likes to get dolled up and party as well.

“I try to stay out of drama, but boys, they are my weakness,” she says in the preview which then shows her making out with Ben.

Canadian Below Deck season 11 deckhand Sunny taking a seflie while on a trip in California

Canadian Below Deck season 11 deckhand Sunny taking a seflie while on a trip in California (Instagram).

Below Deck Season 11’s Sunny: Instagram, Quebec Hometown, Birthday, Age, Zodiac Sign, Job, More

“The only red flag I like is the Canadian flag, and let’s keep it at that,” Sunny also quipped in the preview. Sunny hails from the small city (a population just under 100,000) of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, just 25 miles from the world-renowned city of Montreal. Her city is actually not that far from where Below Deck Sailing Yacht Captain Glenn Shephard grew up in Quebec, too.

Sunny often visits Montreal and at some points lived and partied there a lot. She’s also close to her family and loves spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Coming from Quebec family, Sunny is Quebecois, which is a unique type of Canadian who speaks French — with many of their ancestors roots coming from France — and lives in the province (the name for a state in Canada) with its own cultural identity where the vast majority of inhabitants speak French as their first language. However, Sunny is fully bilingual. It’s likely she’ll communicate with French Chef Anthony Iracane in their mother tongue on the show, similar to crews where there’s more than one South African aboard and they speak Afrikaans.

Sunny’s Instagram shows she attended university in Florida for her freshman year, but ended up transferring back near home to attend Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Her IG shows she loves to hang with her girl friends, go clubbing, and attend Montreal music festivals, including Piknic Electronik. She’s also often going with family and friends each year to Florida, her second home. Sunny is also a bit of a fashionista, often wearing designer clothes.

Sunny celebrates her birthday on March 23 and turned age 24 in 2023 before filming Below Deck season 11. That makes Sunny’s zodiac sign Aries, which explains her passionate and driven personality. Bravo’s profile on Sunny reveals she’s also “Gemini Moon, Libra Rising”.

Before going on the show, Sunny had 1.5 years of experience in the industry. She previously worked as a deckhand in Marbella, Spain.

Sunny’s Rocky Boatmance With Ben Could Be Still Going On After The Show

Sunny working as a deckhand driving a tender before she got the gig on Below Deck season 11

Sunny working as a deckhand driving a tender before she got the gig on Below Deck season 11 (Instagram).

The brunette beauty also loves to travel the world, recently touring Italy, and her favorite place in the world she’s visited so far is “Portofino, Italy, because the village made me feel as though I was in a romantic movie.”

Sunny wearing the same Santa hat as Ben on Chistmas Eve on the same beach he was surfing on that day

Sunny wearing the same Santa hat as Ben on Christmas Eve on the same beach he was surfing on that day (Instagram).

She also traveled to Banff, Alberta, Canada, in summer of 2020, where she explored the Rockies. She also recently visited Cabo San Lucas. Most recently, however, Sunny’s traveled in Queensland, Australia, throughout January 2024 and celebrated Christmas there, too. Queensland is the area of Australia Ben grew up and lives in, so it looks like the reality TV couple may be dating after the show. Sunny also got her PADI diving certification at Queensland Scuba Diving Company.

“That’s not okay. You can’t [bleeping bleep] two girls in the same boat,” Sunny said to Ben while on the show. At one point it looks like Ben strayed, and Sunny chewed him out for it. There’s further clues Ben and Sunny are still together because they both took pictures with a Santa hat on Christmas Eve on the same beach in the Gold Coast, Queensland. Fans will recall Ben and former flame Camille Lamb also posted photos separate on their IGs (before the show premiered) of their romantic trip to the Dominican Republic after Below Deck season 10 wrapped up filming.

Hopefully Sunny doesn’t let her tumultuous relationship affect her work on Below Deck season 11. Captain Kerry Titheradge is known for not accepting mediocre work.

Ben on Christmas Eve surfing and wearing the same Santa hat as Sunny

Ben on Christmas Eve surfing and wearing the same Santa hat as Sunny (Instagram).

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