Zac Efron’s Most Recent Look Leaves Fans Astonished and Worried

8 months ago

Zac Efron’s fans were taken aback when they caught a glimpse of his transformed appearance in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. While promoting his latest film, The Iron Claw, the spotlight shifted to the 36-year-old actor’s noticeably fuller and more prominent facial features, sparking widespread attention.

His latest look quickly went viral.

Sporting a handsome look in a simple white t-shirt alongside co-stars Jeremy Allen White and Harris Dickinson, Zac’s recent appearance became an internet sensation. Many inquiries and comments flooded the online sphere, with questions like, “What happened to his face?” and observations noting, “His face is huge now,” “What happened to his jaw?” and “His face doesn’t even move now.”

Some were swift to draw parallels, likening Zac Efron to figures such as David Hasselhoff or Rob Lowe. Comments like, “Woah, he looks like the villain in Avengers: Endgame,” and observations such as, “I could see him being the Joker,” circulated online.

Yet, a considerable number of fans rushed to the actor’s defense, offering an explanation for the noticeable change. They clarified that Efron’s jaw had been shattered in a car accident, leading him to undergo procedures for its reconstruction, which accounted for his altered appearance.

Efron’s face has been a topic of debate in the past as well.

The online debate over 17 Again actor’s face is not a new occurrence. In April 2021, discussions emerged when people questioned the noticeable difference in the lower half of Efron’s face while he starred in Facebook Watch’s “Earth Day Musical.”

Closeup of actor Zac Efron smiling in a grey suit and black shirt at tiff.
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Efron provided an explanation for his transformation in October 2022 when he graced the cover of Men’s Health magazine. He revealed to the magazine that the change was a result of breaking his jaw while running around his house in socks. A slip led to him hitting his chin on the hard corner of a stone fountain.

Throughout his recovery, the High School Musical star shared that specific facial muscles attempted to compensate for the injury, and he worked with a physical therapist to address this issue. However, during a therapy break, he observed significant growth in the jaw muscles, known as masseters.

Zac Efron raising his feet and touching it with his hand, wearing white tshirt and black shorts.
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For a deeper dive into the truth behind the plastic surgery rumors and Zac’s own explanation, feel free to check out this article.

Preview photo credit Reynaud Julien/APS-Medias/ABACA/Abaca/East News, Entertainment Weekly / YouTube


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