Kyland Young was a houseguest on Big Brother 23 (US).
A member of the Queens, Kyland was an influential figure in The Cookout. In Week 1, he was nominated as a pawn by Head of Household Frenchie French despite being promised safety, however he was removed from the block by Derek Xiao. In Week 2, he won his first HOH and successfully evicted Frenchie. Throughout the game, Kyland had many highs and lows. At points, he had close relationships to Derek, Sarah Beth Steagall, and Tiffany Mitchell, as well as The Cookout men. He influenced Derek X’s decision to backdoor Christian in Week 5. In Week 6, Kyland won his second HOH despite promising to throw it, causing The Cookout to lose trust in him. He also backdoored Britini D’Angelo, causing her to be bitter. When Sarah Beth won HOH in Week 7, Kyland was able to fully convince her to backdoor Derek X. During the later portion of the game, Kyland decided to try and take major jury threat Xavier Prather to Final 2 because he wanted to 'beat the best'. When The Cookout had to turn on each other in Week 10, Kyland won HOH and nominated Tiffany and Hannah Chaddha, targeting the former. During the second Double Eviction, he won POV and used it on Xavier. Despite his loyalty, Xavier targeted Kyland at the Final 4 for being the biggest threat left in the house. When Kyland failed to win the Veto, he was blindsided when Derek Frazier voted to evict him. Kyland had a memorable but controversial exit, questioning why he was not told about his eviction and bringing up Xavier’s deceased brother’s son. He placed 4th and became the 8th member of the Jury.
|Kyland Young Biography|
Three words that describe you: Optimistic, dynamic, and engaging.
Favorite activities: Movies. I’m a HUGE movie fan, especially watching them at the theater. Popcorn is literally my favorite food, and I have a theater membership pass, which I typically use to see upwards of four movies each month. Also, games. Whether chess, escape rooms, football, or poker, I LOVE to compete in pretty much any type of games! And finally, trying new things! I love finding activities, sports, and places that can provide a unique and/or exciting experience. This attitude, (plus a whole lot of luck), is why I’ve been able to try skydiving, trapeze, surfing, sailing, magic tricks, slacklining, rock climbing, cliff diving, plane flying, car racetrack driving, skeet shooting, parkour, fire walking, axe throwing, and so much more! Having tried all these things, and always looking for new things to try, are also the reasons why I have so much trouble answering this question! ;)
Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?
What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?
What is your strategy for winning the game?
My life’s motto is…
What would you take into the house and why?
Fun facts about yourself:
Player History - Big Brother 23 (US)
|Week 1||HOH Part 1||Loss|
|HOH Part 2||Ineligible|
|HOH Part 3||Ineligible|
|Week 3||HOH||Previous HOH|
|Week 7||HOH||Previous HOH|
|HOH Coin Toss||Ineligible|
|HOH Part 1||Previous HOH|
|HOH Part 2|
|Week 10||Have/Have-Not Phase Over|
BB Bucks History
|Beg. Bal||Gain/Loss||End Bal.|
|Week 1||Twist Not Active|
|Week 9||BB Bucks Phase Over|
- After the conclusion of the Week 8 Head of Household competition, all houseguests randomly chose an envelope to open after receiving their weekly payment from America. In addition to the 50 BB Bucks from America, the envelope granted Kyland 100 BB Bucks.
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
|POV Holder||Hannah Chaddha||Yes|
|Finale||Jury Member||Xavier Prather||Yes|
|Original Nominees||Post-Veto Nominees||Intended Target|
Post Big Brother
- Kyland is the first person to win HOH twice on Big Brother 23 (US).
- Kyland and Sarah Beth Steagall are the second and third houseguests to be nominated twice in one eviction cycle, following Kaycee Clark.
- Kyland holds the record for the most competition wins among African-Americans in a single season, with 6 wins.
- He is the seventh African-American in the history of Big Brother to win 2 HoH's following Marcellas Reynolds, Marvin Latimer, Kalia Booker, Danielle Lickey, Omarosa Manigault and Ricky Williams. They would be followed by Tiffany Mitchell and Xavier Prather.
- He is the first, African-American houseguest to win 3 HOHs. He would be followed by Xavier.
- Kyland is the third houseguest, following Diane Henry and Frank Eudy, to win the Power of Veto during both parts of a Double Eviction.
- Kyland Young. CBS (1 July 2021). Retrieved on 1 July 2021.
|Big Brother 23 (US) House Guests|