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Xavier Prather is the winner of Big Brother 23 (US).

A member of the Kings, Xavier knew he was in for an intense game, so he started low-key, pretending he was a bartender and not talking much strategy with anyone. His likability got him into several key alliances, most notably The Cookout. At a certain point, with all of the major house targets gone, Tiffany Mitchell orchestrated a plan to get The Cookout to the end. Unfortunately for Xavier, it involved him eventually turning on his team of Kings, with whom he had been incredibly loyal. His game took arguably its biggest hit when he lost his teammate Christian Birkenberger right before jury, a move he disagreed with to the point of nearly flipping the house.

While Xavier remained off the block and relatively away from competitions in the first half of the game, the second half is another story. He played his role in Tiffany’s master plan with his assigned plus one Alyssa Lopez. She accidentally gave him his first nomination via the “Chopping Block Roulette,” and he would proceed to sit in those chairs for the next three weeks after that, mostly as a pawn against Alyssa. When it got down to the Cookout, Xavier was one of the most threatening people left from a competitive perspective. But he had locked down Final Two deals with both Derek Frazier and Kyland Young, the latter of whom even removed him from the block during a double eviction. This gave Xavier the power to clip the biggest threats to his game, including Kyland, who confronted him out the door by asking if his nephew would respect his gameplay. In the end, Xavier being able to get to end despite being a competitive threat was considered impressive by the jury, leading him to win by an unanimous 9-0 vote, becoming the first Black winner in Big Brother U.S. history.

Biography

Xavier Prather Biography

Xavier Prather
Age: 27
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Current City: Milwaukee
Occupation: Attorney

Three words that describe you: Personable, confident, and fun-loving.

Favorite activities: Playing basketball, spending time with family and friends, exercising, kayaking, hiking, and chillin’.

Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?
Definitely the duos. Chilltown (RIP) is my all-time favorite, closely followed by The Hitmen.

What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?
First and foremost, just getting an opportunity to participate in a game and live in a house that very few people can say they’ve experienced is pretty incredible. I want to see the design of the house up close and see what random guests (especially Zingbot) will show up throughout my time in the house.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Not being able to talk to my family, especially my mom, is going to be very difficult. Also, having to live with 15 other people. I’ve never lived with multiple people for longer than two weeks so it should be interesting. I’m a bit of an ambivert so while I do enjoy being around people, I will definitely need some alone time to recharge.

What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?
Britney Haynes’ goodbye message to Boogie after his eviction on BB14 or Danielle Reyes’ impressions of her BB3 houseguests. Both equally hilarious!

What is your strategy for winning the game?
From a competition standpoint, only win when I have to. Socially, make genuine connections and friendships with each of the Houseguests. Reiterate that we are playing a game and avoid bringing personal matters into game decisions. Adapt to the twists of the game as they come and enjoy playing Big Brother the way it was meant to be played!

My life’s motto is…
“Make your own luck.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-Pictures of my family; constant visual reminders of why I’m there.
-My record player and my vinyl records; for good music and good vibes.
-My cat. He’s awesome and will show people that not all cats are evil (FYI I love dogs too, I’m just waiting until I get a house to give my future dog the yard it deserves).

Fun facts about yourself:
-I’m a Taurus.
-I have 10 siblings.
-I was born with a severe clubfoot and had to learn to walk in a cast.
-I completed a cross-cultural study abroad in England and Scotland.
-I am not a fan of coffee. I actually made it through all of law school without even so much as a single shot of espresso.[2]

Player History - Big Brother 23 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
HOH Part 3 Ineligible
Wildcard Not Selected
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Wildcard Not Selected
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Win
Wildcard On Immune Team
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Previous HOH
Wildcard On Immune Team
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
High Roller Sat Out
POV Not Picked
POV Bet Ineligible
Week 7 HOH Loss
High Roller Sat Out
POV Win
Week 8 HOH Loss
High Roller Ineligible
HOH Coin Toss Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Win
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Win
POV Win
Week 12 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Unable To Play
HOH Part 3 Win

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have-Not
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 11
Week 12

BB Bucks History

Beg. Bal Gain/Loss End Bal.
Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 0 +75 -0 =75
Week 7 75 +75 -0 =150
150 -150 =0
Week 8 0 +75 =75
75 +50 -0 =125
Week 9 BB Bucks Phase Over
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
  • In the Week 7 Power of Veto competition, Xavier took the "BB Bankruptcy" punishment, and since he won the Power of Veto, he in turn lost all 150 of his BB Bucks.
  • 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 75 BB Bucks from America, the envelope granted Xavier 50 BB Bucks.

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Immune Travis Long Yes
2 Frenchie French Yes
3 HOH
4 Team Immunity Whitney Williams Yes
5 Sarah Beth Steagall No
6 Britini D'Angelo Yes
7 Used POV on Self Derek Xiao Yes
8 Vetoed
Punishment Nominee
Sarah Beth Steagall Yes
9 Nominated
Used POV on Self Kyland Young No
10 Tiffany Mitchell Yes
Vetoed Hannah Chaddha Yes
11 HOH/POV
12 HOH Azah Awasum Sole Vote
Finale Winner

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Brent Champagne
 Evicted
Brent
Week 11
Kyland Young
 Evicted
Kyland
Week 12
Azah Awasum
 Evicted
Azah
N/A

Post Big Brother

The Challenge

Xavier's Cast Photo for The Challenge: USA

Trivia

References

Preceded by
Season 22 - All-Stars
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Cody Calafiore
Winner
Season 23
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Xavier Prather
Succeeded by
Season 24
Incumbent
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Runner-Up
Jury
Evicted
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