On paper, Mila Kolomeitseva was the perfect person to star in Below Deck Mediterranean. The first-ever female chef on the show, Mila was supposed to take the series to new heights. She was not only supported by the captain but also had a strong female crew to support her back. But the dream lasted for a total of 10 seconds or so. Right from the first episode, Mila spelled nothing but trouble. Her decisions on the galley were questionable, to say the least, and she had a very short fuse. Her appearance lasted a total of 5 episodes before she was asked to walk the plank. In this article, we will take a closer look at what little is known about Mila Kolomeitseva.
Mila Kolomeitseva was born in Siberia, Russia, and spent much of her early life in Russia. Born to a school teacher, Mila was always encouraged to learn from different cultures around the world. Following the same goal, Mila made the trip to Paris to attend the prestigious, Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. Over the few years, Mila perfected her skills and started working as a chef in a private yacht.
It remains unknown as to where Mila was working before Below Deck. If the rumors are anything to go by, then Mila has always worked as a chef in yachts and has barely ventured beyond the sea. So, when Mila was appointed as the new chef for the fourth season of Below Deck, fans were rightly hyped. From the bad-ass captain Sandy to the sweet chief stew Hannah and the ever perfectionist Anastasia, the series had no shortage of strong women. As the first-ever female chef, fans were convinced of a strong line-up.
The illusion lasted until Mia opened her mouth and out came a series of homophobic insults and disastrous decisions. In charge of the galley, Mila made some really questionable decisions. Like serving pre-packaged nachos and tacos to guests, licking raw steak, and her disastrous attempt at making cakes. In short, Mila was not impressing anybody.
While her disastrous cooking methods was one of the reasons for Mila’s firing, it was the homophobic comments that got her the kick. Even though Mila worked under an openly gay captain, she had strong views towards gay people. On the crew’s first night out, Mila said,
“I don’t want to see a man kissing a man in front of me. In your home, you guys can do whatever you want. I don’t want my son to be growing up and seeing two men kissing each other and thinking this is normal because this is not f–king normal!”
Mila was also glad that gay parades were banned in her native country Russia and couldn’t be more thankful for Putin. The crew were disgusted by Mila’s behavior and wanted nothing to do with her.
A ploy for drama:
Despite being a chef, Mila doesn’t have any social media accounts. This led many fans to question if Mila was planted in the series for drama. Even though the producers denied all such claims, fans came across a StarNow profile that seemed to match Chef Mila. Apart from a slightly different spelling of the last name, the profile seemed to match Mila completely. The profile described an actor, extra, and model living in Hong Kong. This led many fans to question if Chef Mila was nothing more than a ploy for drama.