'Below Deck' Q&A

Kelley Johnson dishes on the flirtation with Jennice and the scary swing incident.

on Aug 19

Bravotv.com: How do you stay in shape during charter season? Do you work out on the boat?
Kelley Johnson: I get this question a lot, and yes, I do work out on the boat. What you have to take into the calculation is the work you are doing on the boat. The labor is very physical, so that in itself is a workout.  I try to work out three days in a row with a day of rest following.  Sometimes you have to take more of a break depending on how demanding the charter is. If anyone is interested in starting to work out on the boat, just remember you have to give your body the fuel to do it. You are already in a demanding job, and you are demanding more of it. So eat more and it will help counteract what you are putting your body through. 

Bravotv.com: Was there a lot of sexual tension with Jennice right off the bat?
KJ: No, there wasn't a lot of sexual tension, it was more of just a closeness. It was easy being around her. It was simple, and I felt very comfortable. It's like I had known her for a long time. I rarely click with someone like that right away, and it was great she was my roommate. I had someone in very close quarters that I didn't have to be on edge with. It's like being able to come home after a long day of work and not dealing with a stranger.

Bravotv.com: Was your girlfriend OK with you potentially hooking up with other girls during this charter season?
KJ: No, and I would not be OK with it myself. I have a strong moral code. She knows I am a very flirty person, but I would never cross the line without ending the relationship I am in.  But just hugging Jennice is not crossing the line, I was not thinking of hooking up with her at this point. She was someone who understood the B.S. that we deal with on deck. She could provide a different outlook on things, and I enjoyed the time we spent together.

Bravotv.com: Did you think Captain Lee was going to send Andrew home when he was giving out the tips?
KJ: Did I think he was going home? No. Was I wishing he was going home? Yes. He was really causing a tear in the peace within the "family" our crew was developing. We were strong, but he was our weakest link. He's not a bad guy, he just is not ready for this work. We need a strong cohesive unit, and he was not adding anything good to the team.