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João Franco Reveals the Difference Between Himself and His Jezabob Alter Ego

Will we see more of the Below Deck Mediterranean bosun's alter ego in Season 4?

By Laura Rosenfeld

There was one member of the Below Deck Mediterranean crew we never expected to meet in Season 3. João Franco's alter ego Jezabob came out a few times last season after the then-deckhand partied a little bit too hard during the crew's nights out.

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But you know what's weird? João said he has never met the guy during the above sneak peek of the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 After Show since he's not in his right frame of mind when Jezabob comes out. "It's a big drinking culture back home. There's not much to do. With everything going down, there's a lot of political issues. There's a lot of things happening, and we get away with drinking at quite an early stage of our lives. I got into a lot of fights. I got into a lot of trouble. But I just didn't realize the extent of it. I'd always think, 'I couldn't have been that bad because I don't remember it.' After watching myself last year, I actually met Jezabob for the first time," João, who is originally from Zimbabwe, recalled. "Seeing it within the first episode, I was like, holy s--t."

João went on to explain that the difference between himself and Jezabob has to do with what he does — or rather, doesn't — say. "I don't have a filter, but there's a nice way of saying things, and Jezabob has no nice way of saying things. It's just kind of like, I guess it's just belittling, you know?" he explained. "The way I would try and belittle people, if they gave me any trouble, I'd just react on anything that came up. So, you know, if Hannah [Ferrier] said something jokingly or not jokingly, instead of taking a step back and thinking it's all right, I would just react on what everyone was saying."

Colin Macy-O'Toole said during the Below Deck Med After Show that it seems like João has made a big change in keeping Jezabob at bay since watching last season and then stepping into his new leadership role of bosun this season. "I don't think he came out at all," Colin said.

But João is introspective enough now to know that's not exactly true, as we saw when things got heated with Aesha Scott during one night out earlier this season. "I wouldn't say he didn't come out," João said with a laugh.

The Sirocco crew will spill more behind-the-scenes secrets of the season when the Below Deck Med After Show kicks off on and YouTube on Monday, July 29. Get ready for an all-new episode of Below Deck Med Monday at 9/8c, below.

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