After season 8 of Below Deck was cut short due to the pandemic, the Bravo hit reality TV series is finally back for the 9th season. Set to premiere on October 25, 2021, the ninth season of Below Deck will see some additions (and one replacement too), some of which might shock you.
One of the new faces we are going to see this season will be Wes O’Dell. Learn everything about him, from his Below Deck stint to family and job and girlfriend in this Wes O’Dell wiki article below.
Wes O’Dell On Below Deck
The trailer for Below Deck Season 9 dropped on August 19, 2021, and one thing that really shocked the fans was the missing of legendary Captain Lee Rosbach, a person who has been appearing since the show’s 1st season. Reportedly, Captain Lee missed this season because he was caught up with something important on land.
Replacing Captain Lee was Captain Sean Meagher. While he is not the only person responsible for the five-star service in the superyacht, we can’t deny that he would be the one leading the gang at My Seanna.
The two cast members returning from the previous seasons were a first officer, Eddie Lucas, and the chef, Rachel Hargrove. Both don’t have a smooth history with each other but we will see if they will be able to put their difference aside for better service this season.
Excluding Captain Lee Rosbach, we have plenty more additions, 6 to be precise. Heather Chase will be the new chief stewardess and Fraser Olender and Jessica Albert are the stews in the 9th season of Below Deck. Furthermore, Jack Foulger, Rayna Lindsay, and Wes O’Dell are the new deckhands.
The new season of Below Deck already promises to be one step more dramatic and spicy than the previous edition of the show. Eddie said, “We’re leaving the dock with a new captain, new crew, tensions are high,” in the recent trailer.
Wes O’Dell Age
Wes O’Dell was reportedly born in the year 1993, which made him either 26 or 27 years of age in 2021. As of this writing, we had no idea about his birthday. As a result, we could not figure out his zodiac sign.
His Family, Hometown
Born and raised in his hometown in Jacksonville, Florida, Wes O’Dell has been living in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands for a long time now.
About his family, Wes is the son of his parents, Jenny O’Dell (mom) and Rick O’Dell (father). Wes’s mom studied at Western Carolina University.
Below Deck star’s ethnicity seemed to be mixed as his dad is White and mom is probably Black.
Wes has two siblings in his family, both brothers. Their names are Zachary James Laughlin and Derek Kincaid. Shaniah Cymone is Wes’s cousin and Cathy Rick O’Dell is his relative.
Wes O’Dell Height
Wes O’Dell stands tall at a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs no more than 75 kilograms. His distinctive characteristics include curly brown hair and brown eyes.
His Instagram, Facebook
As of August 2021, Wes O’Dell could be found on Instagram and Facebook. His @sailingwes Instagram account’s privacy was set to private and had a total of 190 posts with 852 followers.
The deckhand was active on Facebook though.
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Wes O’Dell Net Worth
Wes O’Dell’s net worth was well above $300 thousand as of this writing.
Before Wes O’Dell was cast in the Below Deck Season 9, he used to be a yachtie. According to his Facebook handle, Wes was Owner Operator, and Captain at Nightwind II Charters based on St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He has been working there since February 18, 2020.
Furthermore, since April 17, 2018, Wes has been working as a Captain at Classic Cruises of Newport – Home to Schooner Madeleine & Rum Runner II. Additionally, he has been a Captain at New Horizons & Breakaway Charters based on Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands since October 2016.
Wes’s first job, as per his Facebook, was as a First Mate at Nightwind II Charters. He began serving Nightwind II Charters in March 2013.
As of August 2021, we did not know how much fortune has Wes garnered from his jobs. However, according to some reports, a deckhand in Below Deck usually makes around $3.5 thousand to $4.5 thousand a month.
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Wes O’Dell Girlfriend
Until August 2021, Wes O’Dell was not the type of person to talk about his personal life on his social handles. However, with the first look at Below Deck, viewers felt that they could potentially witness some boatmance between Wes and stewardess Jessica Albert.
The romances between the cast members in the Below Deck are not unusual. Viewers have witnessed boatmances between the casts in the previous seasons. However, the success rate of these boatmances turning into a serious relationship is close to zero. It would not be shocking if something of that sort happens between Wes and Jessica.
Moreover, Wes still has not updated his relationship status from “single” to “committed” which speaks a lot about their relationship. Most probably, Wes is still single.
A little about Jessica, the beautiful lady is in her early 30s and stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Talking about Wes’s dating history, Wes was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Elisabeth Lenti. The pair had officially begun dating on December 29, 2019. Elisabeth’s Facebook handle tells us that she works at Iggies Beach Bar & Grill. She previously worked at SandBar at HAVANA BLUE.
Last modified: September 27, 2021