Big Brother 16 Houseguest
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Currently Living: Providence, R.I.
Occupation: Police Officer - Sergeant
Derrick attended college on a full ride baseball scholarship and got his master’s degree in Business Management. He’s been a Police Sergeant for 10 years after starting as an undercover officer when he was only 20 years old.
Three adjectives that describe you:
Confident, methodical and ambitious.
I am a big fan of guns and enjoy modifying and shooting them; I get to use most of them at work. Also, I like to scuba dive.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house?
Being away from my family for so long. Even though you are in the house with other people, you have to remember that they are trying to take $500,000 away from you and it will be tough to not have my family to release some of the tension.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother”:
My strategy involves three phases. First, attempt to find common interests with as many houseguests as I can, while developing a profile on them. Second, start using the facts I learned about the houseguests against them. Finally, if I’m able to win a few HOH's/POV's late in the game, I can make some moves that will determine the winner.
Which past “Big Brother” cast member did you like most?
I love that Dan Gheesling was always using sports analogies to pump himself up because I'm the same way.
What are you afraid of?
I am not a fan of heights.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
I'm proud of my education and the accomplishments in my career as a police officer.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is…
…dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. - James Dean
What would you take into the house and why?
A picture of my daughter as she is everything to me, my memory foam pillow since I need a good night sleep and a deck of cards.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous?
I would try and use it to make some positive changes. I would like to give back to my family and help out the kids of Central Falls. Also, I'm a huge animal lover. Sign me up for anything I can do to help reduce the number of puppy mills, kill shelters and helping animals get adopted.
Meet Derrick - CBS.com Video
Meet the Big Brother 16 Cast - CBS.com