Superman Plastic Surgery: Herbert Chavez , Filipino Man, Is Superman-Obsessed
When producer Christopher Nolan and director Zach Snyder set about to find the man who would be their Superman, they cast a wide net, reeling in "Immortals" actor Henry Cavill all the way from England.
The news report speculates that he has Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which makes him compulsively undergo plastic surgery. Whether or not that's true, he is clearly obsessed with the man of steel; a peek inside his home reveals a shrine to the hero, with everything from bedding to wall decorations to actual, larger than life statues of the hero taking up an entire room.
Obsessed Superman fan has cosmetic surgery to look like his hero (... bet that took longer than changing in a phone box)
In real life, things are rarely so easy. A 35-year-old man has had extensive cosmetic surgery to make him look more like the comic book character.
Herbert Chavez, from the Philippines, has dramatically altered his appearance to look more like the famed Man of Steel.
In his quest to emulate his favourite superhero, he has undergone a variety of procedures ranging from chin augmentation to thigh implants.
According to a video report on the Philippines' Bandila News, translated by the RealSelf blog, Mr Chavez has been going under the knife since 1995 to achieve the transformation.
His home in Calamba City, south of the capital, Manila, is stuffed with life-size statues, action figures, clothing, comics and posters depicting the comic book hero.
His look appears to be an amalgamation of all the actors who have played Superman, as well as comic book depictions of the fantasy character.
A psychiatrist told Bandila News that Mr Chavez could be suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, meaning that he is obsessed with making cosmetic changes to his body.