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10/06/2011 09:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2011

Superman Plastic Surgery: Herbert Chavez , Filipino Man, Is Superman-Obsessed

When producer Christopher Nolan and director Zach Snyder set about to find the man who would be their Superman, they cast a wide net, reeling in "Immortals" actor Henry Cavill all the way from England.

Herbert Chavez, a 35-year old Filipino pageant trainer, has since 1995 undergone a whole host of surgeries to make him more closely resemble the Man of Steel. According to a RealSelf.com translation of a news report out of the Philippines, he has admitted to a nose job, chin augmentation -- for that iconic cleft, silicone lip injections and, of course, thigh implants.

The news report speculates that he has Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which makes him compulsively undergo plastic surgery. Whether or not that's true, he is clearly obsessed with the man of steel; a peek inside his home reveals a shrine to the hero, with everything from bedding to wall decorations to actual, larger than life statues of the hero taking up an entire room.

For more, click over to RealSelf.com. To watch the news report, click here.

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