Kalamazoo Man Takes Home $750,000 as the ‘Big Brother’ Winner [VIDEO]
A West Michigan man won the top prize, taking home $750,000 as the winner of Big Brother season 23.
Xavier Prather made it all the way to the final episode of the CBS reality show.
"I'd say yesterday was a pretty good day," Prather quipped. "Pretty solid day. Pretty good payout."
The lawyer from Kalamazoo went on the tell KCTV (video below) that he's also honored to be the first Black man to win on the US version of the show.
"I came in with my own individual reasons why I wanted to win, but I also wanted to win to be a representative for the Black community and I hope that my gameplay made them proud and I hope I continue to make them proud," Prather said.
He noted that he and five other contestants formed an alliance during the first week of the competition in order to ensure that season 23 would be remembered as the first season in which an African American was crowned as the winner.
"They're just a bunch of saps is what they are," he joked when asked about his family's support.
Prather notes that he had his family stressed out during the finale and said he was grateful for their support and thanked his mother for encouraging him to apply to be on the show.