This Man went through 23 surgeries to look like Superman before he was forced to stop
Superhero movies are all about the bad villains and the superheroes fighting for the greater good of mankind in their kickass suits, with eyes that leave lasers behind and swanky wagons that fly off in a flash of a second. If you love them, then you sure have been a superhero fan, and Batman, Captain America, Spiderman, He-Man and Superman are some of your childhood idols. To be honest, at least once in our life we all wished that we could be them. But, have you ever contemplated undergoing a surgery to look like one of your favorite superheroes? We know someone who actually did! Here’s one jaw-dropping story where this man’s love for the superheroes drove him to go under the knife. He got 23 surgeries to look like Superman. Read this crazy story here!
1 Meet Herbert Chavez – The Superman Clone
Herbert Chavez is a 37-year-old man who lives in the Calamba City in the Philippines. He calls himself to be the biggest Superman fan and cannot recall any moment in his life when he stopped wearing the costume. Not just that, he underwent 23 very complicated surgeries to look like Superman; he basically has been trying to copy the look of Clark Kent. If you look at him today, he looks no less than a surgically engineered replica of Superman.
This obsession has driven him to the extent where he has blown a fortune equal to 300,000 Pesos (£4,400) since 1995. Chavez has undergone liposuction, jaw realignment, butt, hips and peck implants, nose jobs and skin whitening treatments to look like his favorite fictional character.
Putting a full stop to Chavez’s spree, the doctors in the U.S. last year refused to perform any more surgeries after he injected himself with poisonous ab-fillers as what he was doing was extremely unsafe and illegal.
2 How Did This Get Started?
Before getting the surgeries, Herbert Chavez was just another teenager and a giant nerd who simply loved superheroes. In one of the interviews, he says, “Superman has always been my obsession since I saw one of his movies at the age of four.” Before any of the surgeries happened, he used to dabble lots of makeup to lighten his complexion and wear bright blue contact lens to look like Superman.
3 This is How He Managed to Spend Money On Transformation
Complicated surgeries to look like superman came at a hefty price. Since 1995, he has spent over £4,400 on his obsession. By the age of 22, Chavez was earning a small fortune in Saudi Arabia as a dress designer for the Royalty in Saudi Arabia. He worked there for three years and also managed to build his own shop where he started catering to celebrities and local films. That is where all the moolah for his transformation came from. He began with having surgeries to cut away the fat. He then got a cleft chin, had his nose thinned out a couple of times and underwent skin-whitening surgeries. He also got silicone injected to get fuller lips, underwent for liposuction in his belly. Not just this, he has had several jaw realignment surgeries and he even got implants to pump up his butt, hips, and pecs.
4 Why Did He Do It?
We call it undying obsession. For what other reason on earth would someone undergo surgeries to look like Superman? However, Herbert claims otherwise. He says that he wants to spread the message that we can all be superheroes and that all of us have that potential within us. He further adds, “There have been certain incidents in my life which have made me realize that I’m a real Superman. For example, I’m almost 40 years old and I still have no wrinkles. Isn’t it too much of a coincidence?” In Philippines, he is known as “Pinoy Superman” which means that he might actually be Superman.
5 The Doctors Refused To Do More Surgeries!
So, our pseudo-Superman from Philippines wanted steel abs last year and obviously, did not want to exercise for them. This is when he went out of way and injected his chest and abs with some filler called MesoLipo. When the doctors found this out, they freaked out and refused to conduct any further surgeries. The chemical which he injected is highly poisonous and illegal in the US. Chavez is disappointed with this and sadly, he would have to end his affair with surgeries to look like superman now.
6 The Brownie Points He Has Earned So Far
In June 2013, Herbert Chavez was recognized by the Guinness World Records for owning the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world with 1253 certified items. Also, he makes his own clothing to add to the collection.
What do you think about his obsession?
Also do take a look at this woman, who has spent more than $76,000 on plastic surgeries to achieve the perfect body.