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Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by psky: 6:14pm On Sep 08, 2013
Herbert Chavez, 35, has spent £4,400 on his obsession.
Has had nose jobs, lip liposuction, jaw realignment and pec implants
The Phillipino takes to the streets and promotes good morals to children

When Clark Kent  wanted to transform into Superman, it was a fairly simple task.He would step into a phone box, spin around and the switch would be complete.But Herbert Chavez's change into the comic book hero has taken a bit longer - through 16 years of plastic surgery. Herbert Chavez underwent 19 surgeries over 16 years to look like Clark Kent. Here is how he changed between 1995 and 2012. The 35-year-old, from Calamba City, Philippines, has had nose jobs, skin whitening, lip liposuction, jaw realignment, pec implants and even abdominal implants to become a real-life Clarke Kentafter falling in love with the TV programme aged five.He has splashed around 300,000 Pesos (£4,400) on his obsession - a fortune compared to the average 90p hourly wage in the Philippines. 


Mr Chavez regularly takes to the streets around his home dressed in full Superman regalia, with his hair gelled in distinctive curly fashion. He aims to teach kids good morals while also brightening their days. Mr Chavez goes out in the streets wearing his full costume and signature gel-covered hair to promote good morals to local children He said: 'I feel like a Superhero whenever I pull on the costume, but my mission is not to save the world but to help in my own small way and bring a smile to the faces of local children. I don't have any regrets at all. People come up to me in the street all the time and want their picture taken with me. They are all really excited to see a real-life Superman in the Philippines. In June 2013 Guinness recognised Herbert for having the largest collection of Superman memorabilia with 1,253 items.

But his distinctive look has not come easily, with Herbert going under the knife repeatedly to copy every last feature of the super hero he worships - right down to his chiselled chin.And Mr Chavez admits it is tasking trying to keep up with such a 'perfect' person.He added: 'If you talk about super heroes, the expectation of people is that they are flawless, they do not get hurt, they do not die. But as human beings, we can only copy their looks. Especially as a Filipino, I have very Asian features and did not look like the caucasian Superman. 'So when I was able to save enough money to alter my features, I chose to copy those of Superman. It is hard living up to people's expectations as a living superhero. That is the reason I have had so many surgeries because I undergo maintenance procedures that need performing.'For example, my cleft chin is formed of hydrogel, but it does not always appear balanced. The more dehydrated you get the smaller it gets, so you have to keep adding to it.'I am such a good customer of my surgeon, Tito Garcia, he does all the work for free as part of a part-exchange deal. 'I help publicise his practice in return.Herbert now plans to keep improving his look with more operations to make him taller and surgery to beef up his abdomen and bum.

But he acknowledges that there may be a day when he has to halt the extensive surgeries.Mr Chavez said: 'I totally don't have any regrets. What is there for me to regret? Everything that has happened in my life has been positive and because of Superman.'When my body says it can not endure it anymore or when my doctor says that my body can not handle it because of age, then I will stop.'Single Mr Chavez creates his own Superman costumes, T-shirts and clothing from scratch at his dress making shop.And the 35-year-old, who has featured on Billboards in his native country, says he hopes to one day meet a partner who can share his love of Superman. I am single but also inspired to find another person to share my passion with.'But they will have to put up with his huge collection of Superman memorabilia - built up over decades worth of obsession.In June 2013 Guinness recognised Mr Chavez for having the largest collection of Superman memorabilia with 1,253 items - ranging from life-size dolls, to posters and rings worth thousands of pounds.But he says his collection is actually closer to 5,000 items and plans to increase it to around 10,000 pieces - and has even moved home in order to accommodate the influx of comic book clutter.

Now famous across his native country thanks to numerous TV appearances, Mr Chavez's friends and family are supportive of his unusual hobby.Him mum Linda said: 'I remember when he was a kid, he was already fond of Superman figures. He would be very happy when I bought him shirts with Superman pictures on them.'At school they held drawing competitions, and he would always draw Superman pictures.'As parents we are happy because though he is small, he has become the Filipino Superman. He has become well known in our community - he has become people's idol.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415416/Not-quite-whizz-phone-box-Superman-fan-19-surgeries-30-years-look-like-favourite-comic-book-hero.html

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Chanchit: 6:34pm On Sep 08, 2013
Mumu. After all the surgery, you can not fly or carry common beattle car.

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Nobody: 6:49pm On Sep 08, 2013
So shey u don come fly now? Useless man

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Juell(m): 6:58pm On Sep 08, 2013
Hahahahahaha......this is a case of identity crisis.

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by PrettyPrisca(f): 7:07pm On Sep 08, 2013
VANITY upon Vanity!.....undecided

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by demelza: 7:30pm On Sep 08, 2013
There are indeed crazy people in this world

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by ednut1(m): 7:31pm On Sep 08, 2013
Dis shit cray

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by stivin101: 12:07am On Sep 09, 2013
I don't hope 90% of u end time fanatics don't end up @d end of time
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by gluv01(f): 3:06pm On Sep 09, 2013
He even looks like a lady now grin
I'll chose Clark Kent any day over him

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by mascot87(m): 6:53pm On Sep 09, 2013
#E.T.T is when you decide to spend almost £5000 just to look like mandrill/blue monkey angry

Repeat after me pleaseeee
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kukomesha mambo wakati
grin grin grin

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Scofieldella(f): 6:57pm On Sep 09, 2013
Amen!

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by mamagee3(f): 6:59pm On Sep 09, 2013
This man needs to think of his life. . .

He's living a life of fantasy

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Nobody: 7:01pm On Sep 09, 2013

10/10 would most definitely not bang. Gimme Henry Cavill anyday!
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Nobody: 7:01pm On Sep 09, 2013
His ear looks like a super ear in the second image.
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by modskiller(m): 7:01pm On Sep 09, 2013
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked sad sad sad sad sad sad angry angry angry angry angry angry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry

End time looks.....

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by ahika(m): 7:03pm On Sep 09, 2013
Too much money makes some people Senseless.

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by ifeomabernard(f): 7:04pm On Sep 09, 2013
What! Anyway  ďȋñț. give Д rat fart, he cant do wharrever he ĿĪҚЄ . Its his life
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by deebrain(m): 7:04pm On Sep 09, 2013
Jesus wept
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by michaelo2(m): 7:04pm On Sep 09, 2013
waste of money, time, energy and ur country's resources
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by pesty100(m): 7:06pm On Sep 09, 2013
wat a wasted mani
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by demmy55(m): 7:06pm On Sep 09, 2013
Mehn. I no even sabi wetin I wan talk sef.

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by zolajpower: 7:07pm On Sep 09, 2013
I just hope he doesnt find is body nause on d long run. Infct,he wunt like 2 see is body 1 bit
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Nobody: 7:07pm On Sep 09, 2013
Where's the end time crew?

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by floxyluv283: 7:08pm On Sep 09, 2013
madness of d highest order
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by samuelsam(m): 7:08pm On Sep 09, 2013
BETTER TALK NEXT TIME
SUPPER BEANS

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by nerodenero: 7:09pm On Sep 09, 2013
So much for this mortal body that will eventually turn sand

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Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by ichommy(m): 7:09pm On Sep 09, 2013
Oponu, oniranu
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by Nobody: 7:09pm On Sep 09, 2013
Pics or it didnt happen grin
Re: Man Had 19 Surgeries To Resemble Superman by 3ace(m): 7:09pm On Sep 09, 2013
I don't have any regrets at all. People come up to me in the street all the time and want their picture taken with me. They are all really excited to see a real- life Superman in the Philippines.
So you wasted your time and resources simply to impress and excited people to pix with you? I SMHFU..I hope the many surgeries you have had won't have side effects in future.

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