How far will you go to look like you favourite superhero? Although Clark Kent famously used a phone booth to change into Superman, it seems that there’s another way to transform into the iconic DC superhero… nineteen bouts of cosmetic surgery.
Herbert Chavez, a mild-mannered dressmaker from the Philippines, has done just that – spending over 300,000 pesos and 16 years to turn himself into a real-life Clark Kent… complete with cleft chin and a hastily-gelled quiff. (hairstyle where forelock is brushed and or gelled upward)
“I feel like a Superhero whenever I pull on the costume,” he explained. “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.”
Taking to streets in a full Superman costume, he considers it his mission to bring good morals to the kids of Calamba City… while looking (almost) like a real-life Clark Kent.