Zac Efron has claimed a bad accident at home caused the massive change in his face and never had plastic surgery.
The 34-year-old actor claims he slipped into a pair of socks while running around his home, which caused him to bang his chin against a granite fountain.
The star explained that he passed out only to wake up with “his jawbone hanging off his face.”
Efron said when he was injured, the masseter muscles on the inside of his face and jaw “compensated” for his injury, causing him to increase in size – hence his notable transformation.
He says that explains why he looked so different back then. “The masseter just grew. They just got really, really big.”
Interesting: Zac Efron has finally revealed what caused his facial transformation that put him at the center of plastic surgery rumors last year, he is pictured on the right in January 2018
Actor Zac Efron is pictured in 2014 arriving at a film premiere in LA
By January 2022, his appearance had changed somewhat. He is pictured on set earlier this year
The actor is seen at left in 2018. But just three years later, his appearance, especially his chin, had changed significantly
Efron says his chin changed shape after hitting it on a granite fountain after putting on a pair of socks at his home. He is pictured here at left in 2015 and in a photo from his February 2022 Instagram
Efron was the center of plastic surgery rumors last year, but the handsome actor claims to reveal everything in the October 2022 issue of Men’s Health magazine, where he appears on the cover.
He told the monthly that it was because he shattered his jaw and banged his chin on the granite, completely transforming his face.
The High School Musical star also claimed not to have known he was a huge topic of conversation on social media and had actually gone viral because of his different looking jaw until his mum called to ask if he could go under the knife had been.
Ouch: He said he said his jaw development was the result of his jaw snapping after running into the house in his socks, slipping and banging his chin on the granite corner of a fountain
Cruel: The star explained that he passed out only to wake up with “his jawbone hanging off his face”
Clean up: The 34-year-old handsome actor is on the cover of the October 2022 issue of Men’s Health magazine, where he set the record on his evolved jaw
In April 2021, Efron started trending on Twitter after being featured in an Earth Day video! The musical shows a more prominent angular chin and a more powerful jawline.
It led fans to speculate that the handsome star had sought cosmetic surgery.
Efron’s pal Kyle Sandilands said last week that the Baywatch star would never do such a thing, likening it to an oil painting by one of the old masters.
Science: Zac said that the masseter muscles on the inside of his face and jaw had to compensate for his injury when he was injured, which explains why he looked so different at the time
He said: “The masseters just grew. They just got really, really big.
Muse: The High School Musical star also claimed not to have known he had gone viral because of his different-looking jaw until his mum called to ask if he’d had plastic surgery
The Australian radio host, 50, who has known Zac for years, shut down speculation during the Kyle and Jackie O Show at the time.
“I would know if he had plastic surgery,” Kyle explained, before telling his co-host Jackie “O” Henderson that Zac “of course” didn’t have a job.
He then said it was pointless for the high school musical heartthrob to have surgery because he was already so handsome.
Cause a stir: In April 2021, Efron got everyone talking with his appearance on Earth Day! The musical Facebook video with a more prominent angular jawline and chin
Open: One of Efron’s closest friends chimed in on the debate about his appearance back in April 2021, saying there was no way he went under the knife (pictured right in April 2021 and left in 2013)
Shut down: Kyle Sandilands (pictured), an Australian radio host who has known Zac for years, has dismissed speculation at the time about the Kyle and Jackie O Show
“It’s like buying a Picasso and having a kid paint it with their fingers. Why bother?’ he said bluntly.
Kyle chimed in the debate a few days after leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn had offered his own hot version of Zac’s new look.
In a TikTok video uploaded at the time, Dr. Youn, Zac may have had dental surgery but not plastic surgery as some fans have speculated.
Efron was filming the second season of his Netflix show Down To Earth With Zac Efron at the time
“Everyone’s talking about Zac Efron and how weird he looks. Did he have surgery to reshape his jaw, botox or fillers?’ dr Youn began.
“I do not believe that. I actually believe he underwent dental surgery, not plastic surgery.
“That’s why he’s swollen [along his jaw]. When you had your wisdom teeth removed, is this what you looked like?’
‘That’s why he’s swollen’: In a TikTok video uploaded last week, Dr. Anthony Youn, Zac may have had dental surgery but not plastic surgery as some fans have speculated