This Man Had 23 Surgeries to Look Exactly Like Superman

Pin It
Pin It
Meet the real-life Clark Kent.

For the longest time, 37-year-old Herbert Chavez had a dream to be Superman, after falling in love with the TV show at the age of five. So, when he was just a teen, he started undergoing surgery to look just like him...and continued for 18 (!) years, according to the Daily Mail.

The crazy thing is, he actually does look just like the comic book hero. From Superman's chiseled chin to his big blue eyes and snatched front curl, Herbert, who calls himself the "Philippine Superman," totally nailed it.

Herbert's years-long transformation into Superman didn't come cheap though. According to the site, he's spent over $7,000 on nose jobs, skin-whitening, liposuction, jaw realignment and fillers to make himself look like Clark Kent.

And he's not done yet. He also wants doctors to give him Superman's famous "abs of steel," but they've refused after finding out he has been injecting his abs with a filler-type product called Meso Lipo, which is illegal in the U.S.. It's caused Herbert to have spots and bumps all over his body.

Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif of E!'s "Botched" also refused to do the surgery when he appeared on the show recently, telling him the surgery was too risky because of the "poison" he had been injecting himself with. Dr. Dubrow advised the self-professed chocolate lover to "get into the gym" and follow a healthier diet instead.
Herbert's obsession with Superman actually goes way beyond his physical appearance. He not only could double as Clark Kent's twin, but, he also has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for the past three years for owning the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world.

That is dedication.


Show Comments
Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms