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Below Deck Med's Anastasia Surmava Has Words for Haters Who "Say I'm Not a Chef"

Below Deck Mediterranean third stew Anastasia Surmava stepped up amid Mila Kolomeitseva's troubles.

By Alesandra Dubin
Mila Kolomeitseva and Anastasia Surmava Clash in the Kitchen

Below Deck Mediterranean third stew Anastasia Surmava stepped into the galley given Chef Mila Kolomeitseva's troubles — and eventual demotion, then firing, by Captain Sandy Yawn.

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And Anastasia is qualified: The Sirocco crew member, who is Georgian, was raised by a pastry chef and patterned her own culinary journey in her powerhouse, 4-foot-11 mom's footsteps.

But you don't rise the ranks without picking up detractors. And Anastasia has something to say to them.

She took to Instagram to share a photo of herself suited up in black uniform in the galley, surrounded by an array of dishes in progress, and plates ready to be topped. "You can say I’m not a chef," she captioned the snap. "But you can’t say I don’t look good in black."


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