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Derek Xiao Big Brother 23 Houseguest Biography & Profile

Derek Xiao Big Brother 23 Houseguest

Meet Derek Xiao Big Brother 23 Houseguest

Here’s everything you need to know about Big Brother 23 Star Derek Xiao Biography, Age, City, Occupation, Instagram, Hometown, Profile & More

As the Cast for Big Brother 23 has been revealed, let’s get to know more about Derek Xiao, a 24-year-old start-up founder who currently lives in New York City, New York and who will be competing for half a million-dollar grand prize this summer.

Full NameDerek Xiao
Age24
SexMale
NationalityAmerican
Home TownBaltimore, Maryland
Current CityNew York City, New York
Instagram@derekxiao_
OccupationStart-Up Founder
Derek Xiao Big Brother 23 Houseguest Biography & Profile

24-year-old Derek Xiao originally from Baltimore, Maryland but currently resides in New York City is the founder of a start-up company focused on meal kits.

Derek is one of the younger ones amongst the bunch and he describes himself as funny, logical, and thoughtful. With Big Brother 23, Derek Xiao hopes to launch his next big undertaking in life

His strategy going into the big brother house is to build relationships with everyone in the house and slowly turn friendships into alliances. And then layer in unassailable logical reasoning to influence peoples’ decisions.

Favorite activities

I’ve been really into chess and surfing recently. I just spent a month in Hawaii, and I would surf every morning and then play chess on the beach. Growing up I fell into the typical Asian stereotypes and played tennis and piano. My mom only cooked Chinese food growing up, so I started learning how to cook so I could make random food that I craved, like mac and cheese. Now I love cooking and trying new recipes. My least favorite activity would be cleaning the dishes afterwards though.

Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?

Dr. Will and Mike Boogie. They looked like they were having a great time in the house, while also playing the game extremely well.

What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?

Meeting interesting people from across the country. I love meeting new people and getting everyone laughing.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?

Not being able to see my friends and family for the whole summer.

What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?

Dan’s funeral speech in Season 14. That moment was flawless game play that leveraged both emotional and logical strategy.

What would you take into the house and why?

-A journal so I can keep track of all the funny stories to share with my friends.
-My laptop so I can keep working on my business.
-An iPod so I can get hyped for competitions or relax after long days.

Fun Facts about Derek Xiao Big Brother 23 Houseguest

-I rented a Citi bike to compete in a triathlon in college…and then crashed the bike.
-I was stung by a jellyfish in Thailand and then was later forced to eat the jellyfish.
-I was one of two Asian guys in my high school graduating class.
-I started a company that ships meal kits by food influencers across the U.S.
-I took hip hop dance classes in New York.

What do you think?

Written by Amy Lampkin

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