‘Below Deck Med’: Bugsy Drake Tossed Some Playful Shade Back at Kate Chastain

Christine “Bugsy” Drake from Below Deck Mediterranean went one step further with her tablescape/outfit shade and shared how her floral ensemble actually matched a tablescape.

Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, Adam Glick, Bugsy Drake, Lauren Cohen, Malia White, Max Hagley, Bobby Giancola, Wes Walton
Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, Adam Glick, Bugsy Drake, Lauren Cohen, Malia White, Max Hagley, Bobby Giancola, Wes Walton |Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/ NBCU Photo Bank


“I know it’s old news but in honor of my much talked about ‘comeback’ appearance on #belowdeckmed Here’s me in tablescape form… 🌴🌿💙 #awalkingtalkingpieceof🎨,,” she shared on Instagram and Twitter.

The table certainly mirrors her outfit, further emphasizing a remark from former chief stew Kate Chastain from Below Deck. Chastain recently chatted about how tablescapes and outfits often mirror each other. She threw a little playful shade Drake’s way, referring to the outfit she wore as she walked up to the boat.

‘Fashion Faux Pas or fabulous Fronds?!’

Drake shared the same images to Twitter along with the caption, “Fashion Faux Pas or fabulous Fronds?! #belowdeckmed #matchymatchyisprettycatchy.”

Chastain told Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast that she thought Drake’s digs were overly matchy. “Tablescapes for every person is basically a reflection of how you dress,” Chastain shared. “Hannah’s style is lacking. And I don’t get it. Bugsy is the other end of the spectrum there. She’s like over the top. Matchy, matchy, matchy. Palm fronds backpack, palm fronds in my hair necklace, palm fronds earnings.”

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“I think Bugsy is really into tablescapes,” Chastain added. “Courtney [Skippon] my stewardess from [season 7], queen icon legend. We DM from time to time and it’s like ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’ There’s one that’s too little, one that’s too much. We like it just right. I think that what’s elegant is something that’s beautiful but that you aren’t trying so hard. There’s a difference between simplicity and doing nothing.”

Drake said she wasn’t ‘toning down her style’ 

Drake responded to Chastain’s comments about her outfit. “I have no shame. ❤️I appreciate all the advice and tips I get from all the fashionistas out there on MY style,” she shared on Instagram. “It’s MY style. I ain’t toning it down for no one! ❤️✨ see you all Monday!” She also shared, “Yes I dress like a walking table scape. One of MY tablescapes to be precise. Loud and proud. It’s art, deal with it.” 

Fans are definitely on her team. “You always look amazing! I can’t believe anyone would even say that to you,” one person responded to the Instagram post. Another wrote, “You owe nothing to these people! People also complain about the sun being too bright. Keep being FABULOUS, Bugsy!”

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Chastain also added in her interview that she liked Drake. “I think Bugsy is gorgeous,” she shared. “Bright blue eyes. She’s got this charming accent, she’s very bubbly. Her Instagram, she’s a natural influencer.”

“And she’s always been very sweet to me in DMs and stuff,” Chastain said. “But here’s what I will say. Let’s talk about her outfit walking up the dock.”