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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Plastic Surgery Superman Fan Goes Under Knife to Look Like Superhero

A 35-year-old Filipino man has been having plastic surgery for the last 16 years to look like Superman. Meet Herbert Chavez, a “pageant trainer” who has been going under the knife since 1995 to resemble the popular flying superhero.

His home in Calamba Laguna (south of Manila) is littered with Superman memorabilia, from t-shirts to bed sheets, life-sized Superman figures to pillows. What’s out of place is a life-sized figure of Spiderman, which appears to be climbing on a wall outside the house. Since 1995, Chavez has had a chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, silicone injections and thigh implants, according to local news program Bandila. One expert suggests that Chavez may have a condition known as body dismorphic disorder.

“They will never be satisfied by just one surgery… [they feel like] there’s still something wrong,” she told Bandila.

Superman hype reached a peak when late actor Christopher Reeve donned the familiar red and blue suit in the 1978 film, which was followed by three sequels. In 2006, Brandon Routh starred as the man of steel in the Bryan Singer-directed “Superman Returns.” Chavez’s surgically-enhanced body and face resembles an eerie combination of the two actors.


Herbert Chavez poses with his life-sized Superman statues inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011. In his idolization of the superhero, Chavez, a self-professed “pageant trainer” who owns two costume stores, has undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his skin color to look more like the “Man of Steel”. The final result bears little resemblance to his old self.




A combination photo shows Herbert Chavez before and after his cosmetic transformation to look more like the comic book character Superman in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011. In his idolization of the superhero, Chavez, a self-professed “pageant trainer” who owns two costume stores, has undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his skin color to look more like the “Man of Steel”. The final result bears little resemblance to his old self. The photo on the left was taken when Chavez was 16.


Herbert Chavez poses with his life-sized Superman statues inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.




Herbert Chavez poses with his Superman memorabilia inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.



Herbert Chavez holds a photo of himself at 16, taken before his cosmetic transformation to look like his idol Superman, inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.



Herbert Chavez shows a catalogue of Superman costumes to his costume store staff in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.



Herbert Chavez shows off his Superman shirt collection, some of which were made by him, inside his bedroom in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.


Herbert Chavez holds a Superman book as he shows his collection to a boy inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.



Herbert Chavez poses with his Superman memorabilia inside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.



Herbert Chavez poses with his life-sized Superman staues with children outside his house in Calamba Laguna, south of Manila October 12, 2011.



9 comments:

  1. That Spider-man thingy ruined it all I'm afraid

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  2. What a homo. Just like Michael Jackson.

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  3. Honestly, his life is better than yours. He is happy and let's BE HONEST, how do you live your dream? Umm, you insult people on the internet. I noticed he can afford plastic surgery, which is more than you can say.

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  4. Too bad from looking Phlipino, he now looks like the man from the Taco Stgand in El Paso, LOL LOL LOL . He should of better used the money to clear the spots off his God given face instead, of looking like a christopher reeves nightmare lost on Elm street!!

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  5. Maybe he should take the bricks outta his head and put them in his shoes to get taller. Instead he looks like Gemini Cricket in drag!

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  6. He looks fine now (quite handsome in fact!) And I hope he stops any more plastic surgery before he ends up with a broken nose.

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  7. What's the point - when he puts on his glasses no one will recognize him - Ask Clarke Kent

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  8. I like the Spiderman one. How would you like driving by and seeing a bunch of "superheroes" all over the outside of someone's house?

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