[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for Big Brother 22.]
Big Brother 22 houseguests Da’Vonne Rogers, Bayleigh Dayton, and David Alexander have used their platform to talk about racial issues and representation on the show. David stated he wants to take it a step further and donate the $50,000 prize awarded to America’s Favorite Player if he wins it.
David Alexander first appeared on ‘Big Brother 21’
Last summer, Georgia-based senior sales representative David Alexander entered the Big Brother house but didn’t last long. The houseguests had to vote for a Camp Director upon entering and chose Jackson Michie, who received the power to banish four of his competitors, including David.
The banished contestants then had to find their way in the dark back to the house to re-enter the game. However, the sales rep failed to get back in time, and he left only a few hours after entering.
David then returned a week later as part of the Camp Comeback twist and had a second chance to get back into the game. However, Cliff Hogg III beat the other evicted houseguests in the re-entry challenge, permanently eliminating them.
Although David couldn’t engage in gameplay talk with anyone, he proved he had a good read on the house and would have had allies had he returned to the game.
David came back for ‘Big Brother 22’
Wanting to prove himself, the BB21 first boot accepted the invitation for All-Stars. He initially rubbed the other returning players the wrong way by asking obvious questions about the competition.
Therefore, Memphis Garrett nominated him in the second week because he perceived the sales rep as a “rookie” and wanted him to prove himself. David survived elimination and remained under the radar until Dani Briones (formerly Donato) nominated him for eviction a few weeks later.
However, he saved himself with a power he secretly won. David began noticing people who were likely working together and started comparing notes with Da’Vonne Rogers and Kevin Campbell. The three realized they were on the outs and formed an alliance, titled “The House.”
However, the group fell apart the following week when Da’Vonne thought David flipped and voted the opposite way of what he claimed. Christmas later approached the Georgia native with a final eight pact.
David plans on donating America’s Favorite Player to BLM if he wins
During Da’Vonne’s eviction speech, she shouted out other “strong black women” who have played Big Brother, including BB3 runner-up Dani Reyes, Celebrity BB winner Tamar Braxton, and the late BB1 star Cassandra Waldon.
She also expressed her desire to win the reality competition show and become the first black champ in the U.S. franchise’s history. David has also previously stated he has the same mission.
Throughout Da’Vonne’s time on BB22, she has raised awareness by continually talking about representation and speaking on racial injustice in her eviction speeches.
David also believes he’s in the house for a cause. Following Da’Vonne’s elimination, he told Tyler Crispen and Enzo Palumbo that he vowed to donate the America’s Favorite Player prize of $50,000 prize to causes for BLM if he wins it.
Tyler commended David and encouraged Live Feed viewers to vote for the BB21 returnee. Big Brother 22: All-Stars airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
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