Malia White is no stranger to the world of yachting. A veteran on the show Below Deck Mediterranean, Malia made her first appearance in the second season of the show. Even though she left the series after the second season, Malia returned as the bosun in the show’s fifth season and is eager to prove herself. Comfortable in warm waters, Malia is blunt, outspoken, and quick to speak her mind. Fans quickly took to Malai when she was introduced in the second season, and are delighted of her return. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Malia White.
Malia White was born on the 20th of July 1990, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Born and raised in Florida, Malia spent much of her early life in the sea. Her father worked on a boatyard back in the day and would take Maria fishing. She helped her father in whatever way she could. As a young kid, Maria was good at her studies. Even though she got excellent grades during her high school years, she decided to wrap up her studies after graduation. On the contrary, Malia decided to become a ‘Certified Dive Master’ and qualified for a captain’s license in 2007.
After achieving her captain’s license in 2007, Malia moved to Hawaii and started working as a Diving instructor. Over the years, Malia has worked in Hawaii and across mainland USA. Malia landed her big-break in 2017 when she was invited to work on the reality TV series, Below Deck: Mediterranean. Malia was overjoyed by the prospect and joined the series as a deckhand. However, Malia was not retained for the third and fourth season of the show. But the fifth season revealed a new side to Malia, who was called back as the Bosun.
Things to prove:
Malia may not have been the best at what she did, but she always gave it her all. This is why, when Captain Sandy found herself without a Bosun, she invited her former deckhand Malia to serve as the bosun. For the first time in the history of the show, the Captain, Cheif Stew, and the Bosun are all female. While many were overjoyed on her return, few doubted her qualities. But since her break from season 2, Malai has worked hard to get her captain’s license while also working on superyachts. In an Instagram post, Maria revealed how happy she was to be back on the ship.
Yes, I’m back as Bosun! My life changed after my first season on Below Deck – I left my office job [and] pursued a career in yachting. I’ve grown up, learned, accomplished a lot these past few years and I’m excited to share my journey from deckhand to Bosun. Hopefully inspiring anyone else who wants to make a change in their life!”
Personal Life: Malia White boyfriend
During the second season of the show, Malia was involved in a love triangle between herself Wes Walton, and Adam Glick. While both guys liked Malia she chose Wes over Adam, and the pair walked together after wrapping up the second season. Even though the pair remained together, things didn’t last for long. As of 2020, Malia is in a dating relationship with Tom Checketts. Tom is a head chef by profession and currently works for a yacht and often has to travel.