Last week CBS’s rivals current “Huge Brother” wrapped up its twenty third season with Xavier Prather being topped the season winner. His win made historic previous as he grew to grow to be the first black winner inside the current’s historic previous. Nonetheless, the world knew early on the season would develop to be historic with the final word six contestants that had been left within the residence. All of them formed an alliance typically referred to as “The Cookout,” which was a historic second by itself.
The current’s runner-up, Derek Frazier, was moreover a sight to see as he launched his private stage of enjoyment into the house and battled it out week after week to make it to the final word two. Although he acquired right here in second place, he did stroll away with a $75,000 prize.
We caught up with Derek to talk about his time on the current, what he was ready to take away from the experience, his future plans, and further.
This season of Huge Brother will perpetually go down in historic previous on account of the final word six contestants had been all black, and Xavier Prather was topped as a result of the winner of the current, and in addition you had been the runner-up. How does it actually really feel to know you’re a part of such a historic second inside the current’s historic previous?
It feels very good to be a part of a large movement that needed to happen significantly on a platform like Huge Brother. Realizing that we had all six of us make it to the tip being African-American first price truly does current how our neighborhood can work collectively and assemble collectively it would not matter what (as black people). I nonetheless can’t contemplate that I acquired right here in second place nevertheless I am very blissful for Xavier. Myself and him made a final two on day one and we knew that we had been gonna be brothers your entire entire sport so I was very blissful if I was going to lose on the very least in opposition to him.
“The Cookout” is an efficient occasion of the problems our neighborhood can get hold of in relation to sticking collectively. Why was it important for you and your castmates to level out that to viewers?
The Cookout is a wonderful occasion for the black neighborhood on account of it displays that it would not matter what on the end of the day we solely have each other and in addition you don’t let anyone ever break up a black neighborhood and we wished to level out that on account of on the end of the day it’s solely a actuality current nevertheless we’re family always.
What was the hardest rivals so to full all through your time within the residence?
The hardest rivals have to be ‘4 of a Kind,’ which was the rivals I did in opposition to Azah for the second part of the HOH rivals and it was troublesome on account of me being the scale I am there was no method that I could also be succesful to face on prime of that spinning wheel and run. It was very irritating on account of I needed to win so badly nevertheless I merely bodily could not do it and I ended up messing up my knees pretty badly, nevertheless I needed to level out those that no matter how giant you is likely to be or your measurement, you’ll always do one factor.
What would you say is a really highly effective lesson you realized whereas competing on the current?
What I spotted on the current is that life is temporary and that it is best to cherish every second along with your loved ones and buddies and different folks that you just love on account of when you’re within the residence for 3 months and each half is taken away from you, you truly do take into accounts your life and the people that you just love and the way in which you must be coming out of the house, and the way in which you must be a stronger specific particular person. And in addition you must current everyone that they are important to you. So I’m very grateful that I was within the residence to get the stand up title that I needed and I imagine God for that.
Could you see your self changing into a member of 1 different competition-based current?
Fully, I might love to do one different rivals current I imagine that this time spherical I don’t have to stress about anyone else nevertheless myself, and I can truly be the messy villain that I must be and have pleasurable at that. And if not, I wish to have my very personal current…. you already know I am single and I am trying to find love! My life could possibly be very attention-grabbing significantly being the son of Smokin Joe Frazier!
What would you say is one issue you hope viewers walked away with whereas watching you on the current?
I hope the viewers will see that I was being myself your entire entire time.. and that learning to chortle and having pleasurable and having a humorousness is crucial in life! Moreover, keep in mind, you owe nothing to anyone in life, you solely have your self which is me, myself, and I. In no way let anyone resolve you in your alternatives or who you is likely to be! OR the actual particular person you must be on account of the those that know you are the people that are close to you!