"High School Musical" actor Zac Efron has come a long way since his Disney days. He starred in "Baywatch" and created a Netflix show called "Down to Earth." Although there have been rumors that he got some drastic plastic surgery, he clarifies in a recent interview that he actually suffered a serious accident that changed the shape of his face.
It's all too common for celebrities to opt in for plastic surgery, even from a young age. However, very few of the famous people we know in Hollywood are forthright about the work they've had done. In fact, it's usually the opposite: they deny that they ever had any face-altering procedures done. But Zac Efron has come forward to shoot down rumors about his face, sharing details about an accident that left his jawline forever changed.
Zac Efron Shoots Down Plastic Surgery Rumors and Says He Suffered a Severe Accident That Required a Reconstructed Jawline
In a recent interview with Men's Health, Zac said his mother called him one day to ask if he'd gotten plastic surgery after seeing all the accusations online about Zac's new, strange-looking face. It all started when Zac filmed a clip of himself promoting an Earth Day special from Bill Nye, and the internet couldn't help but notice that he looked different.
His jawline was much more pronounced and it seemed like he had lip fillers and perhaps even a nose job. People were commenting about how different he looked (and many even said he looked worse than before).
However, Zac has an explanation for his new appearance. Injuries aren't exactly new to Zac, as he's dislocated his shoulder, broken his wrist, and torn his ACL in the past. There was another accident that happened though; he was running through his house in socks and slipped. He smacked his chin against the granite corner of a fountain and lost consciousness. Next thing he knew, he was waking up to find his chin bone hanging off his face.
Zac further explains that the muscles on the inside of his face had to compensate for the lack of what the other face muscles were able to do after the injury. He worked with a specialist and physical therapist to try to bring back normal range of motion, but "the masseters just grew." Zac says "they just got really, really big." And that's why so many people thought he got surgery.
Zac says he usually avoids social media and only uses it to promote some of his projects, so he didn't even know that people were discussing the possibility of him having plastic surgery.
“If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think I do,” he said. “I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this work.”