Anastasia Surmava Reflects on Mila Kolomeitseva: "I Felt For Her" But "She Brought it Upon Herself"

Anastasia Surmava Reflects on Mila Kolomeitseva: "I Felt For Her" But "She Brought it Upon Herself"

Below Deck Mediterranean Chef Mila Kolomeitseva's career misfortune was an opportunity for third stew Anastasia Surmava.

By Alesandra Dubin

If Mila Kolomeitseva got the lemons, Anastasia Surmava got the lemonade. The Below Deck Mediterranean third stew got a promotion — and a chance to show off her skills in the galley — after Captain Sandy Yawn filed the chef following a series of missteps.

And while Anastasia is grateful for the unexpected opportunity to demonstrate and develop her own culinary expertise, she naturally has some mixed feelings about how it all went down.

"Honestly, I felt for her. It’s not easy to take second seat to a third stew," Anastasia explained to Starry Mag. "But she brought it upon herself. She could have been a lot ruder to me but she wasn’t. I did what I had to do and I think she understood that."

As for Mila's training at Le Cordon Bleu Paris? Anastasia also revealed her intuition about those claims.

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