‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Madison Stalker Says the Interior Would Have Been Completely Different If Chef Adam Wasn’t There
Madison Stalker from Below Deck Sailing Yacht wonders if the season would have been considerably different if cameras or chef Adam Glick weren’t in the picture.
Stalker and chief stew Jenna MacGillivray had a pretty contentious relationship this season. Compounding the tension was MacGillivray’s relationship with Glick. MacGillivray and Glick were either snuggling in the galley kitchen or at each other’s throats.
But it wasn’t only MacGillivray who had tension with Glick from time to time. Stalker and Glick also had a spicy relationship and he didn’t seem to hold back when it came to making pointed remarks Stalker’s way. Stalker offered new insight into her relationship with MacGillivray on Colin Macy-O’Toole’s Radio Check podcast. Plus she shares that she was extremely exhausted during the season and wishes she would have taken a break.
She wonders if the season would have gone differently
Stalker says all of the crew were new to the situation. “And I think had we not had cameras, had not been filming,” she says. “Had Adam not been there, probably could have been a completely different interior program for the season.”
“There were a lot of times I was frustrated but I wasn’t really talking because I felt like I wasn’t being heard,” she continues. “And instead everyone thought that I was being moody and the thing is that at a certain point, I just stopped not being my bubbly self. But I stopped giving all my time and my energy to making sure the crew felt appreciated and I just did my job.”
Then people wondered why she was being so quiet. But she was just working. Stalker adds that she couldn’t win because at one point everyone said she was too upbeat and happy. Then they said she was moody. “So I just turned off all the sh*t for that and I was like, ‘You know what I’m not going to keep giving my energy to people that don’t even appreciate my time.'”
Stalker thinks the interior would have been more cohesive without the romance
Stalker thinks the interior team would have probably been more cohesive if MacGillivray and Glick weren’t also having a boatmance. “And I think even Jenna would probably agree with that,” Stalker says. “But it’s tricky. I’ve had things with coworkers before.”
“But my whole thing is like I didn’t want anyone else on the crew to know about it,” she shares. “I just hold myself in a different way. I’m very, very discreet about the people I have relations with. No one wants to see it. It’s uncomfortable especially even on charter. Maybe off charter, it would have been like, ‘Alright that’s fine.’ But it was all the time.”
Stalker also shared that she was working around the clock, often left to flip the boat alone with a day worker. “The only thing I would have changed was caring about myself a little more and taking a break instead of saying that I didn’t need one because I was putting the boat before myself,” she admits. “I was letting the days get to me and I think I got a little frustrated.”