Below Deck Med star chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran broke his social media silence. The positive chef found himself under pressure for much of this season. The more pressure he felt, the harder it was for him to deliver on his meals. The increased tension onboard messed with his good vibes, which led Captain Sandy Yawn to fire him after the charter.
Now, he’s opening up about his firing. Chef Kiko took to Instagram to thank everyone for the outpouring of support he received. Kiko became a fan favorite because he’s one of the humblest chefs on the show. He kept his cool even when Captain Sandy was around.
Chef Kiko doesn’t blame anyone for his firing
The Below Deck Med chef had a classy response to his firing. He wrote a lengthy Instagram post, captured by @commentsbybravo. In the caption, the account wrote, “For the Below Deck fans, this will warm your [red heart emoji] heart.”
“I just wanna say thank you so much for all the support and love you guys are sending to me,” Kiko started his messages. “I can really feel this amazing energy!”
The Brazilian chef said it was important for him to represent his culture and country. He also wanted to portray a positive side to Latinos, especially when most don’t receive such incredible opportunities. Kiko wanted to take on this opportunity, even if it was difficult. He also thanked Bravo and the 51 Minds production company for giving him this opportunity.
But he had an important message for his fans. Kiko wanted his followers to spread love, not hate. He doesn’t blame his crew members for his firing and doesn’t want anyone else to as well.
“And for my Fans, don’t blame the other crew members for me leaving the show,” Kiko continued. “A chef is responsible to make his own decision, I was so tired and I did a couple of right and a couple of wrong things, the pressure and the cameras made me loose [sic] my mind.”
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Kiko apologized for his Vegas-themed dinner. He took full responsibility for the mishap even though chief stew Hannah Ferrier offered her input.
Below Deck Med chef says exhaustion and the cameras added to the pressure
Chef Kiko works best when he’s not in front of the camera. The Below Deck Med star admitted in his Instagram post that the combination of exhaustion and being filmed led to his underperformance. But Kiko is hoping that fans will enjoy his skills and personality outside of the show.
“So I have to say that was on me. I hope I can still make you guys smile here and also inspired you guys with my food, personality and adventures,” Kiko continued. “It’s been amazing time and I feel so blessed in this world and I’m so So So happy with you all.”
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I just wanna say thank you so much for all the support and I love what you guys are sending to me. I can really feel this amazing energy! Also I hope I could represent my country, all the latinos and hard workers around the globe, life is not always easy for us. So when we have an opportunity we take no matter what👊💪. Thank you so much @bravotv and @51minds for this opportunity and experience, in the show I could see what I am really good in and be more confident and also I could see where I need to improve to be a better chef and also a better person. And for my Fans, dont blame the other crew members for me leaving the show. A chef is responsible to make his own decision, I was so tired and I did a couple of right and a couple of wrong things, the pressure and the cameras made me loose my mind. In normal circumstances that probably would not happen but it did. So I have to say that was on me. I hope I can still make you guys smile here and also inspired you guys with my food, personality, and adventures 😁, it's been amazing time and I feel so blessed in this world and I'm so So So happy with you all. I can't believe that I have so many great fans😂 thats is amazing. Spread the love guys not hate that's the message I wish to send to you all! We are humans let's try to be Angels.(so cheesy😂😂) Love you guys. God, Jah, buda, Allah whatever you believe bless you all! CHEF KIKO🤙issssaaa #thesurfingchef #positivevibes #BelowDeckMed
Kiko is overwhelmed by the support he’s received. He’s aware that he’s amassed 64,000 followers in such a short amount of time. But this chef is remaining humble. He wants to take the high road and asks his followers to do the same as well.
Below Deck Med airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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