‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Alli Dore Reflects on Why the Show Has Been a Healing Experience

Below Deck Sailing Yacht‘s Alli Dore recently shared why seeing herself on the series has been healing. Especially during the moment when she worried about appearing on camera in a swimsuit.

Dore and chief stew Daisy Kelliher discussed feeling vulnerable wearing a swimsuit in front of the other crew members. The two stews laughed about how they both felt insecure in a swimsuit. But they joined the crew and still had fun. Dore now shared that she looked back on the season and the vulnerabilities she experienced, revealing that the journey has been therapeutic.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 cast photo of Alli Dore
Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 cast photo of Alli Dore | Laurent Basset/Bravo

‘Below Deck Sailing’ was a reflective experience for Alli Dore

Dore posted a series of photos on Instagram. The first image was from the season of Dore looking happy and healthy during one of the crews’ days off. The other photos were throwback images that Dore said were taken during a time when she wasn’t treating her body with respect and nurturing herself.

She admitted that seeing herself on TV allowed her to truly reflect. “Watching myself on TV has been a roller coaster in so many ways, but I have to say it’s also been really healing,” she wrote along with the photos. “This photo was taken on our crew day off and I remember dreading this episode airing because I felt insecure about being in a bikini on camera for an entire day.”

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“The conversation I had with [Daisy Kelliher] the first night we got in the hot tub, I expressed my body insecurities to her and we managed to laugh it off and find the confidence I needed to get out there in front of the cameras,” she continued. “This is a confidence I really struggled to find in the past. That moment was also super bonding for Daisy and I and I love her for her realness in that.”

Alli Dore reveals her journey to confidence on ‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’

Dore then explained that she is happy she is proud of her body today.

“If you swipe through the photos, you will see a very different person,” she wrote. “These were taken during a time when I didn’t treat my body with the respect I do now. I didn’t eat much, I thought being skinny was the only way to be confident. These dark little demons are hard to fight and I know how many women (and men!) can relate to that mentality which for some can push you to forget how to love the skin you’re in.”

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“Now, my priority isn’t to be as thin as I can, it is to fuel my body with healthy plant based nutrients and prioritise fitness and being active for my mental wellbeing, lifestyle and enjoyment, not solely to lose weight. My body changed so much since I turned my life around and just getting used to a different body type was a whole journey in itself. But being fit and prioritising nutrition means I get to enjoy life in a way that makes my heart sing.”

Dore added that she lives for adventure and works hard on deck. But she also enjoys water sports like scuba diving. Adding, “I feel strong and powerful, both physically and mentally. Sharing my vulnerabilities in this post is still a little scary for me, but if I can inspire just one person with my journey then that makes it all worth it. Love yourself.”