Herbert Chavez, from Calamba City in the Philippines, has already undergone nose jobs, skin-whitening, liposuction, jaw realignment and fillers over the course of 18 years to make himself look like Clark Kent.
The 37-year-old even wears bright blue contacts to change his eye colour from brown, after falling in love with the TV programme aged five. He has spent more than 300,000 Pesos (£4,400) on his obsession, which is a fortune compared to the average 90p hourly wage in the Philippines, reports Asiantown.
Mr Chavez now wants doctors to give him the superhero’s famous ‘abs of steel’, but they refused after discovering Mr Chavez has been injecting himself with illegal fillers. Dr Terry Dubrow and Dr Paul Nassif were horrified to find that Mr Chavez had been injecting his abs and chest with a filler-type product called MesoLipo, which is illegal in the U.S.
The superhero fanatic had been left with spots and bumps all over his body. Doctors warned him that the risk of surgery was made even greater due to the ‘poison’ he had been injecting, and far outweighed the benefits of the procedure. ‘This Superman needs to get into the gym,’ said Dr Dubrow.
‘Abs of steel should be gained by exercising and eating right.’ But Mr Chavez admitted ‘I do like to eat chocolate,’ before saying he was ‘disappointed’ that they would not carry out the surgery. Of his surgery, Mr Chavez said: 'I totally don't have any regrets. What is there for me to regret?"
"Everything that has happened in my life has been positive and because of Superman. 'When my body says it can not endure it anymore or when my doctor says that my body can not handle it because of age, then I will stop.' Mr Chavez has featured in the Guinness Book of Records for the past three years, for owning the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world.
When he entered the record book in February 2012 he was recognised as having more than 1,253 items, ranging from life-size dolls, to posters and rings worth thousands of pounds. However, he insists that he actually has more than 5,000 items and plans to extend the collection to around 10,000 pieces.