Zac Efron finally told the truth about the transformation his face underwent after raising suspicions that he had undergone possible plastic surgery during an interview he gave to Men’s Health magazine.
The actor revealed that he broke his jaw while he was running around his house with his socks on. Efron said he slipped, hit the corner of a fountain, passed out and woke up with his “chin bone…hanging” from his face.
When Efron took a break in Australia, “the masseter muscles just grew“, explained the former Disney Channel star, who previously broke his jaw in 2013.
Zac Efron reveals to @MensHealthMag what caused his 2021 face transformation.
According to the actor, he shattered his jaw while running in his house with socks on.
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Fans first noticed Efron’s transformed face in April 2021, sparking rumors that he had gone under the knife. The following month, his friend Kyle Sandilands denied that Efron had undergone cosmetic surgery on The Kyle and Jackie O radio show in May 2021.
“It’s like buying a Picasso and having a child finger paint it“, joked Sandilands.
“Why bother? … I would know if he had had any plastic surgery“.
The “17 Again” star didn’t seem fazed by the public reaction, telling Men’s Health:
“If I valued what other people thought of me to the degree that they might think I do, I definitely couldn’t do this job“.
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In the same interview, Efron described more injuries he’s suffered over the years, from a dislocated shoulder and torn cruciate ligament, to a broken wrist and strained back, though those occurred when he was training.