Bravo returned with a brand new series of Below Deck called Below Deck Down Under and from Australia, on 18 March 2022. They said the Australian version has more crazy guests, more drama, and much more fun with castmates more than ready to set sail around the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.
Now, in the rest of the writing, let us tell you all about Tumi Mhlongo, who joined the crew on the show as a second stew.
Meet Tumi Mhlongo, Stewardess On Below Deck: Down Under
Tumi (Nathi) Mhlongo is the stewardess on Below Deck‘s luxury yacht Thalassa.
Joining her were, the newest and youngest-ever to the franchise, Captain Jason Chambers; returning Chief Stew Aesha Scott, bosun Jamie Sayed, chef Ryan McKeown; three deckhands Ben Crawley, Brittini Burton, and Culver Bradbury; fellow stew Magda Ziomek.
These people including Tumi completed the team looking after charter guests this season on the sails.
Tumi, on her part, actually got this job via social media. The casting team likely reached out to her on her Instagram. She actually hinted that she got recognized for the posts of her tablescapes on the page.
Seemingly poised, tactful, and resourceful, she will likely be able to handle stressful situations and meet the guests’ needs as they travel through the tropical and world-famous parts of north-eastern Australia.
In the meantime, we can also tell you that Tumi, as a second stew, might have made approximately $5,000 a month or up to $50,000 per charter season from this Bravo stint. A chief stew, on the other hand, is said/supposed to make about $5,500 to $6,000 a month and up to $75,000 a charter season.
All in all, Tumi should have made a very comfortable amount out of her yachting career as compared to her job of social media managing that she did back in the day. Or not. She for yourself when it airs on Bravo as well as Peacock.
Reportedly, the average social media manager salary of someone working in South Africa is R 270 000 per year or R 138 per hour.
Tumi Mhlongo Net Worth
Tumi Mhlongo had less than $100K as net worth as of March 2022.
As per LinkedIn, she worked as a social media marketing manager at Carne SA (November 2017 – March 2018) and at 95 Keerom (October 2016 – November 2017).
From January 2012 through January 2015, Tumi also worked as a freelance makeup artist.
Speaking of her education, she got her bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the Institute of Marketing Management Graduate School (2016 – 2018).
In the years 2013 to 2015, Tumi had gone to Vega School also for a bachelor’s degree (in Design and Visual Communications).
From 2000 through 2012, she went to Dainfern College.
Tumi Mhlongo Age
Every year the 23rd of December marks Tumi Mhlongo’s birthday making her a Capricorn. She, in fact, calls herself a “Capricorn Sun, cancer rising and Virgo moon”. The reality star has invested herself very much into astrology. She loves her sage and crystals and says she does not think she could do life without her astrologer.
Speaking of her age, on the 23rd of December in 2021, she turned 27 years old.
Does Tumi Mhlongo Have A Boyfriend?
Tumi Mhlongo was single when she went down under for Below Deck. Meaning, there was room for boat romance.
Looking at her social media there is this only guy featuring. He appeared to be someone close to her but he was not really confirmed as her boyfriend or anything. He is if you should know a very good-looking New York-based model named Gustavo Foly (on Instagram @gustavofoly).
Tumi Mhlongo Height
Ever-cheerful-looking Tumi Mhlongo stands below 5’3” tall.
Tumi Mhlongo Family
Tumi Mhlongo has a younger “baby” brother who to her amazement outgrown her long ago. There is a sister too. She is Samke S. Mhlongo and quite famous on Instagram @iamsamkemhlongo with 23.3K followers as of the time of this writing.
Tumi’s mother Georgie Mhlongo, according to her Facebook, studied BCompt at Unisa – The University of South Africa. She is from Soweto, Gauteng lives in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Both of these are townships in South Africa. Georgie and Tumi’s father were still very much together as of the time as we write this.
(Of course) Tumi was also extremely fond of her late grandmother. Apparently, she was the one who kept telling Tumi to go to New York when Tumi herself did not want to step foot in the states. “Thank you for being our number one fan in everything we do and encouraging us to travel and see the world. You filled our hearts with joy and inspired us all to have faith and be the best version of ourselves. I will continue to listen to your guidance through spirit 🤍”, Tumi recently recalled her “unapologetic Queen” on social media.
Where Is Tumi Mhlongo From?
Tumi Mhlongo hails from Johannesburg, Gauteng in South Africa. On social media, she points out her nationality to be South Africa. She had been settled in Manhattan, New York only as of 8 August 2021.
Is Tumi Mhlongo On Instagram?
Yes. One could find Tumi Mhlongo on Instagram @tumimhlongo where she entertained 3,327 followers as of 21 March 2022. As of the time, there was also another page @yourfuturestew which according to her got her, her first yachting job. On this page, she introduced herself as a ‘Yachtstew’.
Tumi had a presence also on Twitter @TumiMhlongo, TikTok @tumimhlongo, ‘Tumi Nathi Mhlongo’ Facebook, Pinterest, and Cameo.