‘Big Brother’: Tiffany on Revealing The Cookout to the Jury: ‘One of the Hardest Things I’ve Had to Do’

Big Brother 23 fan-favorite Tiffany Mitchell became the first casualty of The Cookout. Therefore, she had to reveal the secret alliance to the jurors. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything, the reigning America’s Favorite Houseguest explained how it felt to tell the others, calling it “one of the hardest things I’ve had to do.”

Kyland Young, Hannah Chaddha, Derek Frazier, Xavier Prather, Azah Awasum, and Tiffany Mitchell of 'Big Brother 23' houseguests
‘Big Brother 23 finalist, Kyland Young, Hannah Chaddha, Derek Frazier, Xavier Prather, Azah Awasum, and Tiffany Mitchell | Francis Specker/CBS/Getty Images

Tiffany Mitchell implemented a plan to help advance The Cookout through ‘BB23’

Black houseguests Tiffany Mitchell, Azah Awasum, Derek Frazier, and Xavier Prather quickly agreed they would not target each other.

They added Kyland Young and Hannah Chaddha and officially aligned to form The Cookout, with the mission of one of them becoming the first Black player to win the original series.


Wanting to keep the alliance intact for as long as possible, Tiffany implemented a “plus one” plan that required the members to openly team up with another person. Therefore, the Head of Household would nominate them together, and the rest of the Cookout would likely have the numbers to control the vote.

Additionally, the public pairs would prevent other houseguests from discovering the six. Her plan worked, and The Cookout made history by advancing all its members to the end.

She said revealing The Cookout to the Jury was ‘one of the hardest things’ to do

However, Tiffany proved herself the biggest threat in the alliance, and she went out first in the second Double Eviction. Therefore, she had to reveal The Cookout to the jury members.

Although she hinted at it to Claire Rehfuss when she had to backdoor her “plus one,” the others didn’t know about the all-Black alliance. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything, someone asked “the Queen” about revealing the coalition to the jury and if she’s glad that the other Cookout members cut her first so she could “control” the narrative.

The fan-favorite called it “one of the hardest things I’ve had to do” next to backdooring her best friend in the house, Claire. She explained she didn’t know how the jurors would “respond or receive it.” Additionally, she noted she shared a bond with them and didn’t want it upset them.

Tiffany concluded by stating she believes “everything happens for a reason” and does think she was meant to reveal the secret alliance. “Looking back, I would not have anyone else in that situation but me.” The fan-favorite didn’t elaborate on how the others received the information.

Tiffany won America’s Favorite Player

From the beginning of the season, many fans loved Tiffany as they considered her a top social and strategic threat.

Live Feed viewers enjoyed watching her interact with the players on the 24/7 cameras, and her edit throughout Big Brother 23 presented her as the mastermind behind The Cookout.


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Therefore, some fans felt she deserved to win and didn’t like how her male allies seemingly dismissed her efforts. Wanting to show how much they appreciated her, the majority of the viewing audience voted her as America’s Favorite Player, a title that now comes with a $50,000 prize.

Another well-liked houseguest Derek Xiao placed second, while Tiffany later confirmed Hannah finished third. Big Brother is available to watch on Paramount+.