American actor, Xavier Prather has become “Big Brother” first Black winner on Wednesday night, during the season 23 finale.
Prather made history in a show that has never had a Black contestant take home the big prize in 21 years during the regular season, after getting votes from nine juries, and cruising past Derek Frazier.
The show is known to be a place where 16 people live in a house on a television set without any access to the real world.
Another interesting feature of the reality TV show is how it uses audio and visual devices to keep 24-hour surveillance on the contestants as they compete in challenges and form strategic alliances in an effort to survive elimination and stay in the house.
On how the contestants referred to as houseguests reduce till a winner is gotten, they are usually meant to vote one person out of the house each week, while the last remaining houseguests takes the top prize.
Interestingly, the emergence of a black person as the winner of the reality show is not a coincidence as the idea of six black contestants coming together early in the game to work together to ensure one of them would be the winner.
Another plus for them is the fact that there is more diversity in this cast than previous seasons.
Tiffany Mitchell, a phlebotomist and single mom from Detroit said she knew going into the house that she didn’t want to go after any minority contestants.