‘Big Brother 23’: Fans Are Trying to Buy Derek Xiao’s Abercrombie Sweatshirt

Big Brother 23 fan-favorite Derek Xiao has often worn a recognizable black hoodie with white splashes throughout his time in the house, resulting in many fans wanting the same one. However, it’s sold out online, and they’ve left several comments requesting a restock.

Derek Xiao poses for 'Big Brother 23' cast photo
‘Big Brother 23’ houseguest, Derek Xiao | Cliff Lipson/CBS/Getty Images

Derek Xiao is likely the frontrunner for ‘Big Brother 23’ America’s Favorite Player

Houseguest Derek Xiao found himself a target during the first couple of days, mainly due to his “bromance” with Travis Long but saved himself with a clutch Power of Veto win.

After his backdoor Week 1, Derek X. integrated with the Cookout members Azah Awasum, Tiffany Mitchell, Hannah Chaddha, and Kyland Young, forming several alliances with the latter three.

Fans enjoyed his interactions with Hannah the most, with several accounts making edits of the two, shipping a showmance. Although they have both admitted an attraction for each other, they’ve made it clear they’re there to play a game.

Beginning Week 6, the viewers had a chance to award their favorite houseguest BB Bucks to play for powers by voting for them. The top three players who received the most votes won the highest amount of $100. Derek X. finished in the top both weeks of his eligibility.

Fans are trying to buy his sweatshirt online

The popular player has worn an identifying black hoodie with white paint splashes throughout his time in the house. He frequently wore it around the house and in his Diary Room sessions.

During a conversation caught on the Live Feeds, the houseguest revealed he got his signature hoodie from Abercrombie, leading many fans to want the same one.


However, the sweatshirt sold out, some believe due to the BB audience. According to several comments posted after the season aired in Aug. 2021, customers have asked the company to restock the unique black hoodie, wanting to buy it.

When Derek X. knew he would head out the doors next, he dispersed his clothing among his allies, including his favorite hoodie, which he gave to Hannah. During Week 8’s Power of Veto competition, she wore his jacket, and the official Twitter account for Big Brother pointed it out in a clip, captioning it, “omg, it’s the iconic sweatshirt.” 

He was backdoored during Week 7

After targeting the biggest physical competitor in the house, Derek X. stood out as the most prominent threat remaining as he had the following most competition wins.

Coupled with his social game, then Head of Household Sarah Beth Steagall planned on backdooring him. Even though he admittedly didn’t feel the safest, as he nominated her as a pawn a couple of weeks earlier, Derek X. chose not to compete for safety in the High Rollers Room, wanting to save his BB Bucks.


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It proved to be his downfall as he also didn’t get picked for the POV competition. Feeling like she had to make the move, Sarah Beth decided to backdoor the fan-favorite, resulting in some of BB Twitter turning against her.

While his female allies could have saved him, as Kyland threw him a sympathy vote, they ultimately sided with The Cookout, who determined Derek X. as the biggest threat to their game moving forward, and evicted their friend. Big Brother 23 airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8/7 Central on CBS.