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. In his ... more 
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. 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. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY) less 
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Reuters | Photo By CHERYL RAVELO / REUTERS
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 6:04 AM EDT