Who is Heather Chase?

Heather was born in Hawaii, USA on 1 July 1994 – her zodiac sign’s Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s a TV personality and chief stewardess, while she’s perhaps known best for her starring role in the critically acclaimed reality show “Below Deck”, created by Mark Cronin, and which also stars Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain and Eddie Lucas. It follows the people who are working and living on a multi-million dollar charter boat, the series has been airing since 2013, and has been nominated for two awards, including two Primetime Emmys in 2021, for Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

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Early life and education

Heather was raised in Hawaii alongside her two siblings, by their father Derek Paglinawan who’s from Glenwood, Alabama and their mother Corey Laser who was born in Hilo, Hawaii, and holds a degree from ITT Technical Institute.

Heather grew up being interested in various activities, and dreamed of becoming a model while attending a local elementary school. She became interested in sports while at a local high school, and often played soccer and volleyball with her peers; she was also into acting, was a member of her school’s drama club, and appeared in a couple of school plays.

Heather began thinking about becoming a stewardess after having gone on a cruise with her family.

She matriculated in 2012 and then enrolled at University of Hawaii at Hilo, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2015; she’s today working at Private Yacht Group.

Other TV appearances

Heather appeared in the 2021 episode “Heather Chase & Alex Radcliffe” and the 2022 episode “Below Deck Season 9 Reunion” of the popular talk-show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”; it’s been airing since 2009, stars Andy Cohen, NeNe Leakes and Kyle Richards, and follows Andy as he’s discussing pop culture topics with various celebrities. The show’s won one of the eight awards for which it’s been nominated, including a 2018 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within an Unscripted Program.

Presence on social media networks

Heather’s highly active on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 100,000 people, while she’s uploaded nearly 400 pictures and videos onto the network, most of which feature her during her everyday life. She’s revealed quite a lot about herself in her pictures, including that she loves summer, as she enjoys being close to the ocean and sun tanning at the beach, while she also likes autumn, mostly because of its colors. Heather’s passionate about travelling, and her dream is to visit all the countries in the world.

She launched her Twitter account in January 2021, and is today followed by close to 1,500 people, but has tweeted only 18 times, mostly using Twitter to share her thoughts on various matters with her fans.

She has a Facebook profile, but seems to be using it just to keep in touch with her closest friends and family members.

Heather’s recently become active on TikTok, and is currently followed by close to 10,000 people, while she’s amassed over 5,000 likes of all her six videos combined; most of these feature her spending time with her friends and family.

Most popular YouTube videos

Heather doesn’t have her own YouTube channel, but many videos featuring her have been uploaded onto the network by other users, mostly related to her behavior in “Below Deck”. We’re going to mention three of the most popular YouTube videos featuring Heather, which’ve helped her build a fanbase on the internet.

Her #1 video “Below Deck’s Eddie EXPOSES Production & Captain Lee for Mishandling Rayna & Heather Racial Incident” was uploaded by the user K E M P I R E on 27 December 2021, and the title’s quite self-explanatory.

The second most popular video featuring Heather is “Rayna Lindsey on Heather Chase’s Racial Slur | WWHL”, uploaded by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on 4 January 2022, and shows Rayna Lindsey (cast member of “Below Deck”) as she’s talking about Heather’s racial slur.

Heather’s #3 video “Rayna Confronts Heather for Saying the N-word | Season 9 | Below Deck” has been watched over 30,000 times since it was uploaded by Hayu on 14 December 2021, and features Heather and Rayna as they’re talking about Heather’s racial slur.

Love life and boyfriend

Although Heather prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, she’s still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She met non-celebrity American Kegan Tyler Emms in the second half of 2016, when the two were members of the same ship’s crew. Heather reveled that they were in a relationship in January 2017, and the two have since uploaded numerous pictures, featuring them together, onto their social media accounts.

There are a couple of activities which Heather and Kegan enjoy taking part in together, as they both practice yoga, play tennis, and travelling around the world; they are also both dog-lovers, but don’t have pets.

Heather hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, while it’s believed that she was once in relationship with her college sweetheart, but that they broke up after three years.

As of August 2022, Heather’s in a relationship with Kegan Tyler Emms, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Heather’s physically highly active and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she goes running nearly every morning, and is following a strict diet.

She enjoys reading books in her spare time – her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “Message in a Bottle”.

Heather’s a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading various fashion magazines, and she’s also a shopaholic, and often goes searching for clothes.

She loves spending her spare time at natural locations, and most of her Instagram pictures feature her being deep into the woods, high up in the mountains, and at the beach.

Heather enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actors and actresses are Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Dear John”, “Meet Joe Black” and “Leon: The Professional.

Age, height and net worth

Heather’s age is 28. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes blonde, her eyes are brown and her height is 5ft 8ins (1.7m); she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of August 2022, Heather’s net worth’s been estimated at over $350,000.

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