By John Powell – GlobalTV.com
The start-up founder has been shut down.
Derek Xiao became the second member of the Big Brother jury last night. His closest friends Hannah and Kyland voted for him to stay but with Derek being such a massive threat in the game and the Cookout ruling the roost, their support in the Diary Room wasn’t enough to keep him in the game.
Now that he knows about the larger alliance in the game, Derek is hoping that Kyland or Xavier follow him to the jury house.
“I hope one of either Xavier or Kyland follows me because then I’ll know that people are sniffing out this large and secret alliance and it gives Hannah, Tiffany and Claire a better chance at winning the money,” he told GlobalTV.com.
From his perspective, Derek thinks Kyland and Xavier are playing the best game and the very person who backdoored him, Sarah Beth, is floundering.
“That girl has such a huge target on her back. She has no idea what’s coming her way and now I almost feel bad because she really is not a threat in the house and it’s a waste of a shot for someone take her out but I played into it and other people are playing into it. I think she’s playing one of the worst games,” he said.
It was a very rough week for Derek as several circumstances combined to make it very easy for him to be backdoored.
“Knowing what I know now, yes, I regret not playing in the High Rollers room but back then, knowing what I knew back then, I don’t know if it was a bad decision,” he surmised.
Derek was seen as challenge threat and that was one of the reasons he was targeted by the others. Still, he wouldn’t have played the game any other way.
“I don’t have any regrets around winning the competitions because I felt like I had to win. I could have possibly thrown ‘The Wall’ but I didn’t know if Hannah was necessarily safe so I wanted to win that to make sure that she was safe. But, every other comp I feel like those are moments where I had to win,” he said.
Derek actually surprised himself at how well he did during the competitions.
“I definitely take pride in my ability to be a competitor. I actually came to the show thinking that I would not be able to win competitions because they looked so hard on television and everyone does so well. So, it was a complete shock to me that I actually was able to win and do well on them,” he said.
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