She may have disembarked from Below Deck, but Courtney Veale has gotten on board with a new line of work – and it can earn her more than $3,600 a week.
The Below Deck Mediterranean alum, who left the reality show in 2022, opened up about her lucrative new OnlyFans venture, revealing it has helped her to cope with her body dysmorphia and mental health struggles.
Courtney, 28, featured in seasons six and seven, starting as a stewardess before moving on to the lead deckhand position.
But she made the decision to take a break from life on the boat in order to stay in one place for awhile – launching an account on the adult-only site in May so she could work from her bedroom instead.
Courtney Veale launched her OnlyFans account in May, and is earning up to $3,600 per week
The Below Deck star admitted she really struggled with body dysmorphia for a while, but taking so many raunchy pictures of herself has helped her to overcome it
The blonde bombshell made the decision to depart Below Deck after two seasons, citing wanting to be in one place and around her family more as her reasons for leaving
The blonde reality star revealed she can earn a whopping $3,600 per week from her sultry snaps, and gushed it’s helped her to become a better version of herself.
‘I’m on OnlyFans now… Obviously, [the money] varies, and it varies on how much you upload. It’s going really great,’ she told DailyMail.com exclusively. ‘People have such a bad perception of it, but if anything, it’s helped my mental health and my body dysmorphia.’
She said that taking so many raunchy pictures of herself has helped her to overcome the disorder which causes people to obsess over perceived flaws with their appearance.
‘[OnlyFans has] helped my mental health,’ she confessed. ‘Also, I feel the pressure of Instagram, with the ego and the [amount of] likes – OnlyFans is so different. I prefer it.’
Although she has some strict boundaries with what photos she uploads, drawing the line at ‘anything porn or nude or nipples,’ her sexy lingerie and swimwear snaps have been ‘going well’.
‘I prefer sharing photos on [OnlyFans],’ the creator said. ‘I’ve had a lot less judgment of it than what I thought I was going to have.’
The reality TV favorite-turned-OnlyFans star also opened up about her love life, admitting she’s been single for six years.
Courtney, who lives in the UK, said she may struggle to settle down as the ‘London date life isn’t that great’.
Courtney was a cast member on Below Deck Mediterranean in Season 6 and 7, departing to spend more time at home
When she launched her account, Courtney assured fans: ‘There will be no nude (or rude) content, just a chance for me to share more personal/lifestyle content’
The reality-TV-turned-OnlyFans-star admitted she’s been single for six years, and it may be that way for awhile as the ‘London date life isn’t that great’
Courtney set strict boundaries with what photos she uploads, drawing the line at ‘anything porn or nude or nipples’
Courtney is open to finding love, she tends to avoid dating apps because she prefers a personal connection to someone.
‘I’ve tried Hinge and I don’t love it. I like to go with a vibe,’ she explained.
‘If I meet someone from their pictures [alone], I almost call it a s**t date before I’ve even gone on it,’ the blonde bombshell admitted. ‘But I’m trying to date more, so any hotties or famous people, slide into my DMs.’
During her time on Below Deck rumors swirled about a possible romance between Courtney and her castmate Mzi ‘Zee’ Dempsey – whom she met on season 6.
However, they never officially started dating, and despite sharing a few kisses remain close friends.
‘We’re, like, best friends,’ Courtney told Andy Cohen of their relationship in 2022. ‘Everyone wants us to get married and have babies. But at the moment, we’re just best friends.’
Courtney addressed the rumors she was dating her castmate, Mzi ‘Zee’ Dempsey, saying he is her ‘best friend’
Her decision to step back from yachting was spurred on by her dad’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, aged 58.
‘He’s now 64. He’s in a care home, and he can’t speak, can’t walk, and can’t do anything – he doesn’t know who I am,’ she said of the heartbreaking situation.
‘I was on the boat whilst this was happening, and he was getting worse, and I just kind of kept running away from it.’
She says her family is supportive of her, especially when she assured them she wasn’t going to take any nude or sexual photos for OnlyFans.
‘My dad obviously doesn’t know, but my mom was fine,’ she recalled. ‘She was a bit worried and taken aback at first, and so was my brother, but when I told her that I wouldn’t be doing any nude or sexual pictures, and it wasn’t like porn, they warmed to it a bit more.’
Courtney plans to buy a house next year with her earnings, but for now is excited to not be living out of a suitcase for the first time in eight years – although she hasn’t shut the door completely on a return to the show.
‘I would obviously love to go back to Below Deck at some point, if I was under Captain Sandy,’ she said.