November 26, 2022

Huge Brother’s Winner Taylor Talks Historic Win, Joseph Romance

Taking all of it in. Taylor Hale turned the primary Black lady to ever win Huge Brother through the season 24 finale on Sunday, September 25, and she or he’s nonetheless processing it after being the underdog all season.

The non-public stylist, 27, who additionally gained America’s Favourite Participant and had been a fan favourite all summer time, had confronted bullying and racism in the home, and overcame a ton of adversity to even sit within the ultimate two chairs. She gained in an 8-1 vote towards private coach Monte Taylor.

“First Black lady to win Huge Brother, it was the purpose I had coming in,” Taylor solely tells Us Weekly. “I didn’t know if it might occur. I used to be first on the block within the first week. It didn’t really feel like it might occur in any respect. However season 3 was the final season I watched coming in earlier than coming into the season and to look at Danielle Reyes play only a phenomenal recreation, the wonderful recreation that she performed, and never win ultimately, I used to be similar to, there may be nothing that may cease me from talking about eager to be the primary Black lady to win this recreation and doing every thing in my energy to make it occur.”

Monte Taylor and Taylor Hale Big Brother Season 24 Winner Taylor Hale on Her Historic Win

Monte Taylor and Taylor Hale

The previous pageant queen continues, “I really feel like I’ve performed this recreation, not only for Taylor Mackenzie Dickens Hale. I’ve performed it for Da’Vonne [Rogers]. I’ve performed it for Bayleigh [Dayton], each Black lady who has performed this recreation, and finally Azah [Awasum] and Danielle and Monica [Bailey] who made ultimate three, however simply couldn’t take it residence for no matter circumstance. It’s greater than me. I did it for them too.”

Taylor gave arguably the most effective finale efficiency within the historical past of the present with impassioned speeches and solutions to the jury members’ questions, difficult them to vary the best way we take a look at winners and never simply reward somebody for profitable competitions.

“There’s a lot about this recreation that’s validated by means of competitors wins,” she explains to Us. “It’s validated by means of how you are taking energy and use it. And I had the alternatives a number of occasions, however each of my HOHs had been usurped by guys who gained vetos. So going into this jury, I simply thought they’re gonna really feel like I’m simply making an attempt to guilt them into giving me a vote. And due to my relationships that I’ve with the ladies in the home, I actually felt like they’d lean extra towards trying straight at numbers and being satisfied that the one technique to win this recreation is thru a resume. And it was between [Matthew] Turner and Monte at that time.”

Taylor Hale Big Brother Season 24 Winner Taylor Hale on Her Historic Win

Taylor Hale

That self-awareness helped her craft her case to win the sport, she says, “All I might do going into that finale was simply converse from the guts and be sincere about my expertise right here. If it resonated, it resonated. And if it didn’t, then I had an sincere shot, however I’m grateful to Monte for giving me that shot as a result of I couldn’t do it alone.”

Going into the season, the Michigan native was fearful she wouldn’t be taken critically: “I simply felt like I used to be by no means going to be seen as an actual Huge Brother participant. And so I did every thing that I might to be actually respectful of the franchise and take every thing that I might take. However to know that I used to be so well-received, that blows my thoughts. I by no means, ever, ever would have anticipated that in any respect.”

Many of the racism Taylor skilled was by the hands of Kyle Capener who assumed all of the POC gamers in the home had been in an alliance and tried to type a counter all-white alliance, amongst different issues. “I do know lots of people are gonna disagree with me, however I really do have loads of love for Kyle,” Taylor says. “He’s somebody who has owned as much as what he’s performed and he’s prepared to do the work to be higher sooner or later. However within the conversations that occurred that week when his all-white alliance was revealed – his try at an all-white alliance was revealed – I simply know that he and Monte had a stronger emotional connection than Kyle and I had. So I might not have been upset with him for going for Kyle, however I imply, 8 is my fortunate quantity. So to stroll away from this recreation with an 8-1 vote and $800,000, I don’t know. And my mic pack the entire season was mic No. 8.”

Cast Big Brother Season 24 Winner Taylor Hale on Her Historic Win

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As for the way the votes shook out, Taylor tells Us she was “shocked by Terrance [Higgins]’s vote” and “thought that there was going to be nothing that might cease him from voting for Monte.” She was additionally shocked by Indy Santos, who was near Monte. “I keep in mind her placing the important thing in and saying, ‘I’m voting for my favourite individual.’ I’m sitting subsequent to Monte. I do know Monte’s her favourite individual. So 8-1 is so mind-boggling.”

After all, she had her shut pal Joseph Abdin’s help – and after clearing up some lingering questions she had about him within the recreation, Taylor tells Us there’s a risk for love there: “I’m simply very, very joyful that Joseph didn’t truly activate me. I’m actually joyful that I can simply discover what’s happening there now with none worry.”

She’s strolling away not with only a win, however with the most effective story of any Huge Brother winner in any season within the present’s 22-year historical past.

“I didn’t come into this recreation with the purpose of being only a cool Black woman in the home,” she tells Us. “No, I got here to be the primary Black lady to win the sport. So if I’m going to do this, I’ve to maneuver with forgiveness and tolerance due to the place I used to be put in from the very starting. So sure, once I speak about resiliency, once I speak about perseverance, that’s what I would like individuals to know about this recreation. This isn’t a recreation the place you must play like Dr. Will [Kirby] or Evel Dick [Donato]. You don’t have to be manipulative or condescending. And I do know it makes nice TV, however being on the very backside and refusing to surrender on your self will also be actually nice TV.”