Under The Knife: Fans Obsessed With Looking Like Their Favorite Stars

21 min

Romario Dos Santos Alves as The Hulk

Aside from actor Lou Ferrigno, no one will ever be able to portray The Incredible Hulk. This didn’t stop Romario Dos Santos Alves from trying. The Brazilian native wanted to model himself after the popular comic book character, so he injected a dangerous mix of synthol, painkillers, and alcohol into his biceps to have them grow to 25 inches.

This proved to be very dangerous to his health; he almost had both of his arms amputated, and he even tried to kill himself. The synthol rocks in his arms were removed via surgery, and Romario has sworn to avoid drugs on his path towards being a successful bodybuilder.