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Barbie Pascual Opens Up About Her Dad After Being in a "Really Hard Place" with Fraser Olender

The Below Deck stew admitted that she might "shut down" after receiving criticism from her boss on Season 11, Episode 4. 

By Shannon Raphael

As Fraser Olender and the rest of the interior team continue to clash with Barbie Pascual on Below Deck Season 11, the stew is evaluating her position on board St. David.

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On Season 11, Episode 4 (which aired on February 26), Fraser met with Captain Kerry Titheradge to discuss Barbie's future on the team. Though the chief stew and the captain ultimately decided to give Barbie another chance, she isn't exactly sure if she can handle staying on as part of the crew. 

While reflecting on her working relationship with Fraser, Barbie compared it to the relationship that she has with her dad. Keep scrolling below to find out what she shared. 

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Barbie Pascual's Dad and Her Upbringing

After describing herself as a "daddy's girl" in the Below Deck Season 11 trailer, Barbie shared more about her background on the premiere episode.

She revealed that she works on boats to get her own spending money, and that her father handles the rest. During the first crew dinner out, Barbie detailed what her upbringing was like. 

"I lived in Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, China..." she told Fraser and Bosun Jared Woodin during the crew's first dinner out. "I grew up with three nannies all the time. One would cook, one would clean, and one would do my hair." 

On Episode 4, Barbie shared why it has been difficult for her to work with Fraser. 

"I grew up with a father [who] just applauds me 24/7, like that's what my dad does..." she said in an interview on the episode. "And there's nothing that makes Fraser be like, 'Oh, Barbie, good job.' All I know how to do now is shut down. I'm in a really hard place, and it really sucks."

Barbie Pascual and her father watching a soccer game in a home together.

Everything Else to Know About Barbie Pascual from Below Deck Season 11

Though Fraser and Barbie aren't seeing eye-to-eye on the show, Fraser did acknowledge that the stew is great at her job.

According to her official bio, Barbie has six years of experience in the yachting industry. Since June of 2023, she's also owned and operated a decor company, Beyond the Table by Barbie, which specializes in “yachts, parties, events, dinners, [and] more!”

See more from Babie by watching new episodes of Below Deck on Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo. Stream episodes the next day on Peacock. 

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