It seems to be something we do in New Zealand. If you’re a plus size contestant, you become Big Someone-or-other. In the first season of NZ Idol, Dave Houma became Big Dave. Last season of New Zealand’s Got Talent, Dane Moeke was referred to as Big Dane. So where does that leave things for The X Factor?
Māka Fiso is another larger contestant and unfortunately for him, while his mentor proudly speaks hori English, plenty of viewers will refer to him as Macca as opposed to the correct pronounciation, Maaka.
I won’t be at all surprised if he starts getting referred to as Big Maka, something that I expect one of the main sponsors of the show may not be too upset about.