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Yes, Below Deck’s Camille Lamb *Did* Compete on American Idol

Like Below Deck returners Captain Lee, Rachel, and Fraser, newbie Camille Lamb also has TV experience. 

By Shannon Raphael

Before she faced Captain Lee Rosbach and his infamous plane ticket, Camille Lamb got a golden ticket to Hollywood.

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The deckhand/stew, who is splitting her time between both departments on Season 10 of Below Deck, once competed on American Idol. Camille may not have won the six-figure prize or coveted recording contract, but could she win over the St. David crew and the charter guests?

Based on a sneak peek of Below Deck Season 10, Camille may have her work cut out for her when it comes to getting along with all of her fellow crewmates. Find out more about the cast member below.

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Camille Lamb competed on Season 19 of American Idol 

While some viewers will be meeting Camille for the first time when she makes her Below Deck debut on Monday, November 21, she’s no stranger to appearing on the small screen.

Camille competed on Season 19 of American Idol in 2021, and she auditioned in San Diego. After she made it through to Hollywood, Camille performed a duet with Althea Grace.

After advancing to the Showstopper Round (which is the Top 64), Camille decided to sing “Feel Like Makin’ Love” by Bad Company. Unfortunately, Camille’s Idol dreams ended there, and she did not make it to the Top 24. 

Following her elimination, Camille reflected on her experience on Instagram. “I just wanted to give some thanks. My life is forever changed,” she wrote in the spring of 2021. 

After American Idol, Camille turned to a career in yachting  

Once the Mississippi native was sent home, per her bio, she felt “lost,” so she “returned to her roots on the water.” Camille comes from a family of merchant mariners and has long felt connected to a life at sea. She had only a sailing background when her yachting career began in the Virgin Islands, but she quickly gained experience by working in Los Angeles and Miami as well.

Though she doesn’t have a wealth of experience, Camille has the difficult position of working as a deck/stew swing on Below Deck. According to her show bio, she “loses motivation on board” as a result of her dual role on the boat. 

This could explain why it looks like she’ll be getting involved in a feud with stew Alissa Humber.

“Everybody, literally, is like, ‘We need somebody faster,’” Alissa tells Camille in the sneak peek clip.

“OK, then you f--king do it,” Camille fires back. 

Viewers will have to tune in to find out why the two aren’t getting along, but Camille could blame it on her larger-than-life demeanor. 

“I am a small-town Mississippi gal,” Camille says in the trailer. “I’m a really big personality. I love to twerk.”

Watch the Below Deck premiere on Bravo on Monday, November 21, at 8/7c and the next day on Peacock and the Bravo app.

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