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She knows how to ~rock~ the boat! Below Deck alum Raquel “Rocky” Dakota made quite a splash during her time as third stew on season 3 of the hit Bravo show. Although the beach babe is one of the most memorable characters from the series thanks to her underwear dive while on charter, she’s maintained a low profile ever since.
When Rocky’s her season of Below Deck wrapped, she told Bravo she was living her best life. “After the show, I went on a big blow out vacation trip, with no rules and no regulations! I linked up with my hot model girlfriends in Paris and just crushed Europe,” she told the network in 2015. “One night we had a $50,000 budget that a friend of ours paid for, it was a wild night … We had 14 bottles of Dom Perignon.”
Following her brief stint as a party girl, Rocky “pulled a complete 180” and lived at an ashram in the Netherlands for a month where she became vegan and meditated regularly. Additionally, she found comfort in yoga and even became a certified teacher. “Yoga has really been my savor and has guided me into a really healthy and an even more positive direction,” she told Bravo.
After her European adventure, Rocky spent some time in Hawaii before bouncing around between Los Angeles and Florida. She dabbled in some photography work and eventually went back to freelance yachting. “I’ve learned and grown a lot since my first third stew experience, but one thing hasn’t changed … still in love with the water and having fun with my mermaid tail! ALOHA,” she told Bravo at the time.
Although Rocky’s Instagram account is currently private, she previously posted tons of photos with her man, Mark, according to The List. The couple were often photographed on exotic vacations and she even signed some of their posts writing, “Mark and Rock.”
Rocky’s sister tragically died in a car accident in 2017. During a memorial in her sisters’ honor, Rocky read a line from her sibling’s notebook, “Note to self: continue to be awesome.” It looks like Rocky has taken her sister’s advice.