Jesús Aceves

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Aceves with Donny Vomit and the Black Scorpion at Sideshows by the Seashore

Jesús "Chuy" Aceves was born in Loreto, Zacatecas, Mexico and is the second person in his family born with a rare condition known as hypertrichosis. His face is covered with hair, making him resemble the legendary wolfman or, as some call him, a monkey man. He is married and has two daughters, both of whom have the condition. His sister, Lili, was also born with hypertrichosis. She is married with one son, and works as a police officer in Mexico. Many in his family believe that they are descendants of Julia Pastrana, the "Monkey Girl".

In 2005, Aceves shaved for the first time for the documentary It's Not Easy Being a Wolf Boy for the BBC. He shaved in the hope of getting a "regular" job so he could work near his home and not leave his family for long periods of time. Unfortunately, the pay of a regular job was not as good as that in a freak show or circus. He is currently performing in the United Kingdom with The Circus of Horrors. He is the first person with hypertrichosis to perform in the UK in thirty years.

In 2007, he was featured in the books Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and Guinness World Records.

Television appearances[edit]

"Chuy, The Wolf Man" a feature-length documentary film by Eva Aridjis (Mexico)



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