Thursday, August 24, 2006

Losing Weight The Secret To One Superhero’s Secret Identity

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Superman wears glasses to hide his true identity but a wannabe superheroine in Los Angeles says losing 25 pounds did the trick for her.

Her name is Tonatzin Mondragon and, by day, she is a 30-year- old property manager. But, on Thursday nights, she is “Lemuria” on the Sci Fi Channel reality show, Who Wants To Be A Superhero?

As “Lemuria,” Mondragon has the power to project balls of sunlight and teleport herself to anywhere she chooses.

Mondragon applied for the show at the request of her cousin, who was going through chemotherapy and, so far, she’s done pretty well.

She’s one of three finalists competing to have a comic book based on their hero but, despite her success, Mondragon can walk around in public without being recognized by supervillains.

She attributes this to another heroic effort. As she puts it, “I’ve lost 25 pounds since I filmed the show.”

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