Below Deck: What Has Francesca Rubi Been Up To Since Season 8 Ended
After all the drama of season eight of Below Deck, fans are now wondering what the cast is up to after the show. Season nine of the popular Bravo series hasn’t been announced yet, and may or may not be delayed because of the pandemic. But season eight delighted viewers with plenty of spectacles, including two crew members being fired and Captain Lee having to inform the staff about the pandemic, which exploded while they were off at sea. While waiting for a possible next season, Francesca Rubi has been enjoying herself and staying close to the water.
Viewers of season eight were surprised when Captain Lee let Francesca Rubi personally fire Elizabeth Frankini. Despite the fact that Rubi was the one who experienced the most problems with Frankini, it is usually the captain’s duty to do the actual firing. While Captain Lee agreed it was time for Frankini to go, he left the task in Rubi’s hands, possibly at the request of the show’s producers, who had been playing up the antagonistic relationship between the two.
On the yacht, Francesca Rubi may be all business, but during her time off, she knows how to have a good time. She has been taking advantage of the Australian summer to get in plenty of surfing. She loves adventure, especially traveling. While she hasn’t been able to do much of that with the pandemic, she has been able to go to the beaches, even meeting up with Ashling Lorger and posting a picture of the two together on her Instagram.
Like most reality show stars, Rubi has started promoting brands on her Instagram, which can provide some extra income. She also had an article published in the Australian magazine Body+Soul. In the article, she discussed various people who have helped to inspire her, including her mother, who has always encouraged Rubi throughout her different careers. Because of that support, she has never been afraid to go after what she wants and is willing to work hard to get there.
While Rubi has been successful in her work on yachts, including the My Seanna, there’s no guarantee she will be back for season nine. Everything seems to still be up in the air. There is hope, though, as producers on other shows have figured out ways to work around restrictions while keeping everyone involved safe. Popular Below Deck spin-off show Sailing Yacht carefully chose their filming location, quarantined the boat and film crews on the boat, and had frequent COVID-19 testing. This extra planning allowed them to film a full season, even at the height of the pandemic. Viewers would love to see Francesca Rubi return for season nine, along with Captain Lee, Ashling Lorger, and a few new faces.
Source: Instagram/Francesca Rubi
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