A 36-year old Filipino, Herbert Chavez has undergone 19 surgeries in the past 16 years just so he can look like Superman.
Chavez has had nose jobs, skin whitening, lip liposuction, jaw realignment, pec implants and evenabdominal implants to become a real-life Clarke Kent after falling in love with the TV program aged five.
He has splashed around 300,000 Pesos (N1.1million) on his obsession – a fortune compared to the average N230 hourly wage in the Philippines.
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 theirpicture taken with me. ‘They are all really excited to see a real-life Superman in the Philippines.’
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