Captain Lee Rosbach reflects on his time on Below Deck and the ins and outs of fame.
In an exclusive interview with Heavy, Captain Lee Rosbach talks about his time on Below Deck and venturing into other Bravo universes.
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Reflecting on his years as captain on Below Deck, Captain Lee Rosbach says, “There’s a price to pay for being in the spotlight.”
Reality TV isn’t always glamorous, as many bravolebrities have found out.
Rosbach is aware of this, but has found a way to take his time in the public eye for good.
“If you look at the totality of everything over the years, you have to pay to be in the spotlight, but it’s all worth it. It’s given me a platform to be myself and help other people along the way,” he told Heavy.
Rosbach used his fame to do this election campaign in Washington to shed light on the opioid crisis and even announced He had opened a rehabilitation program at sea in honor of his late son Joshua Lee Rosbach
“Nobody ever prepares you for what’s going to happen with your life, and it certainly won’t ever be the same again,” he told Heavy. “Certainly the biggest benefit so far is that I have been given a platform to speak about issues that are important to me and access to doors that would not normally be open. It’s up to me to figure out how to use my platform and do good with it, and I want to use it to positively impact people.”
Captain Lee Rosbach thinks Ramona Singer would make the worst yachtie and Bethenny Frankel the best
One of the duties of a captain on a yacht is to supervise the crew. So it’s only natural to wonder how stars from other hit Bravo shows might fare in the various jobs on board.
“Worst: Ramona Singer,” Rosbach said when asked which Real Housewives star would make the worst crew member. “Best: Bethenny Frankel. I think she would make a great chief stew.”
Both women are from the Real Housewives of New York franchise, with Singer appearing on the show in seasons 1-13 and Frankel appearing on the show in seasons 1-3 and again in seasons 7-11.
Another topic of discussion was how he might fare on another Bravo show, and when asked where he would like to end up in an alternate universe, he instead steered clear of the Housewives franchise and appealed to younger audiences.
“‘Summer House’ or ‘Southern Charm,'” he said. “I cherish the friendships I have with many of the cast members on ‘Southern Charm,’ but I enjoy the concepts of both shows.”
Last season, Rosbach almost didn’t make it to the shooting. He was delayed due to medical issues but credits his return to the show as the best moment of the season.
“I think the best part of the season was getting back to the boat and my crew, albeit late, but coming back just felt right,” he said. “And when you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, it just feels great. When you have the best job in the world, what more is there to say?”
With this in mind, Rosbach also revealed what he likes to do when the day is over and can finally relax.
“After the boat is emptied, I like to make myself a BACARDÍ Spice drink and sit in the jacuzzi. I find that reassuring after a long day at work,” he told Heavy. “The spicy flavor is incredibly smooth so you can enjoy it mixed or on its own. I prefer pure. If something’s good, why screw it up? However, since it can be enjoyed both ways, it’s a nice spirit to have close by whether I’m sipping alone or having a cocktail with my co-workers. There really is something for everyone at BACARDÍ Spiced.”
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