This Guy Had 23 Surgeries To Look Like Superman

Meet Herbert Manalo Chaves, a 37 years-old from Philippines, who went through 23 surgeries to look like his childhood hero, Superman. This is what Herbert looks today, a true Superman lookalike.




Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

To achieve this look, the self-titled Philippine Superman went through all those surgeries and it wasn’t easy nor was it fast. In fact, it took thousands of dollars and 18 years for him to look like he does today. It was probably very painful too.

Here’s how this Superman lookalike looked before embarking on this journey of complete transformation:

Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

On the left you have the before Manolo, when he had no work done, and on the right the 2016 version of himself.

As you can observe, Chavez has gotten a new nose, skin whitening, his lips done, a jaw realignment, fillers, liposuction, and several other procedures. He even made an appearance on E!’s Botched.

Through the years, he rocked several Superman looks, as you can seen in the next photo collage.

Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

According to Chaves, he hasn’t done it for vanity, but because ever since he was a child he wanted to be like Superman. He also stated: “I like to show to the people, especially the children of the Philippines, that I’m here. Superman is real.” He added that he wants to give people “inspiration” and “hope“.

Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

IT wasn’t alla transformation of face and body. His costumes have changed over the years too. This is what his suit used to look-alike years ago and this is what it looks like today.

Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

Is Chaves the perfect Superman lookalike?

Superman lookalike

Source: Herbert Manalo Chaves Facebook

Were all those surgeries and thousands of dollars worth it? Share your thoughts on this incredible transformation!