Philippines' Superman Herbert Chavez

Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Astro Boy, Robin, X-Men even Captain Barbel have their own share of wisdom being a super hero. For a 35 year old Herbert Chavez, being like Superman is understatement. I know that all of us as a kid idolized someone or anyone who claimed themselves superhero. Myself in particular as a kid believed that someday, I will be like one of the Thundercats, maybe one lion from Voltron or Steve of the Voltes 5. I don't even know why I say that being no relevance on this article. My apologies, hope you're still reading this ;-)

Meet Herbert Chavez, a self-professed pageant trainer, who happens to own 2 costume stores is a 35 year old native of Calamba, Laguna. He admits that he is really a fan, actually his words were "addicted" to both Darna and Superman himself.

Now, he's about to get famous.

Being fond of the Superman, for Herbert started way back when he is around 5 or six years old. Watching movies of his idol 'The Man of Steel' made him realize that someday, he himself will look like the same with the Superman.

His picture shown on the right was taken when Herbert Chavez was only 16 years old.

Imagine if you try to alter his nose, lips, facial structure, chin, cheeks and God knows what else through cosmetic surgeries. What do you think would come up?

Because Herbert Chavez love Superman so much, he really wanted to look like him. He decided to even change his skin color to match what Superman have.

Believe it or not, that is Herbert Chavez now, being Superman and all.

Because of his passion into superhero, specifically Superman, he has undergone series of operation just to look like his idol. It started on around 1990 when he decided to take the courage to undergo cosmetic surgeries. Though back then, it was only mostly about glutathione, liposuction and some injectables. He wanted to look more like "The Man of Steel". He has undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his skin color. He had spent merely around Php 200,000.00

In their residence in Calamba, Herbert owns a lot, and when we say a lot it's really a lot of memorabilia. Some of these though came from gifts, while a lot were say, came of course from his own pocket.

During the Yahoo! interview, he gladly posed a shot with the kids at their house at Calamba, Laguna.

Herbert Chavez was recently featured on Yahoo!Philippines and up to our knowledge is taking some photo shoot for Jessica Soho for GMA 7's Jessica Soho Reports.

Almost all comments received from Yahoo! regarding Herbert Chavez were negative. A foreigner said that one indication of the Pinoy's crab mentality was also presented when they feature Herbert Chavez. If I may say something, Herbert Chavez is happy for what he is doing, let's just let him be... There's no good pulling him down for what he has done for himself.

You can reach Herbert Chavez through his Facebook page.


1 comment:

  1. Herbert,
    Be proud of who you are and where you come from!

    Altering your face and skin to look like someone else, shows me that you are having great difficulty in understanding your own true self-worth, significance and identity. The only way for you to find out your true selfworth,significance and identity is to look to Jesus Christ and to see yourself in that perfect way that He see's you. His plans and purposes for your life far more than you may know, outweigh any and all imaginary superheros. He made you the way you are because you are His own special unique design. From an artists point of view, why mess with God's handywork?
    Always Remember:
    You are totally loved, completely forgiven, fully pleasing and absolutely accepted by God!