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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

Aesha Scott Reveals the Surprising Reason “It Was Scary” to Work with Sandy Again

The Below Deck Mediterranean chief stew tells The Daily Dish why she felt "a lot of pressure" going into Season 9 with Captain Sandy Yawn.

By Abby Feiner

Aesha Scott is making her Below Deck Mediterranean return for Season 9, and the chief stew has strong feelings about reuniting with Captain Sandy Yawn.

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"I've been wanting to work with Captain Sandy again for a long time," Aesha says in the video above, which is a preview of the Season 9 premiere (set to air June 3). "The last couple of years, Sandy's been like a second mom to me. [My fiancé] Scott [Dobson] and I have gone to visit [Sandy and Leah Shafer] in Denver ... I'm excited to prove myself to her."

Sandy is equally thrilled to have Aesha on board.

"Back in the day, when Aesha was working for me, Aesha always went the extra mile. She wanted to please the client," she says in the clip. "She has that passion, and that's something that I admire about her."

Aesha Scott explains why she felt "pressure" working for Captain Sandy

In a recent interview with The Daily Dish, Aesha shared that although she was ecstatic to be working for Sandy again, she was also very nervous to do so. 

"It was really cool because it felt like I got to go away, I got to grow into a woman, I got to grow into a really good chief stew, and then come back and kind of prove to the Med and Sandy what I’ve become," she said. "That’s why it was scary: because I have so much respect for Captain Sandy. I just wanted to show her that I could live up to the standard that she wants. I was putting a lot of pressure on myself."

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Ultimately, Aesha declared, "Working with Captain Sandy was incredible ... She’s so amazing and supportive."

Aesha Scott opens up about her friendship with Sandy Yawn 

A split of Aesha Scott and Captain Sandy Yawn.

Outside of their yachting careers, Aesha and Sandy have a friendship that the chief stew described as "so beautiful."

"I think the same respect and love that we show for each other on the show and in the workplace is exactly what we carry out into the world," she told The Daily Dish. "I just feel so lucky that I get to see the full Captain Sandy. There’s so much more to her than just being a captain on a boat – not 'just' 'cause it’s a huge thing — but there’s more to Sandy than that. She’s got this beautiful life and a beautiful partner, and I’m just so happy for everything she has."

Check out the video above to start watching the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9 premiere. 

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