Being overweight in a Pacific family often means you're guaranteed to be caught in the crossfire of digs, jokes and comments from family members about your weight.
It's a feeling Samuel Sooupu Nanai knew all too well, and started him on a dramatic journey to lose weight.
"Growing up I've always been big, every year when we would meet up for Christmas my cousins would call me and my other cousin, fat.
"I had enough of negative talk especially from family members," says Nanai.
He believes Pasifika need to be careful with how they use their words.