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Zac Efron addresses rumours of plastic surgery

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Can we cut cheese with that jaw?
Can we cut cheese with that jaw?

9 Sep – Zac Efron has finally addressed ongoing rumours that he has supposedly undergone plastic surgery to alter his face shape, otherwise known to netizens as the "jaw-gate".

The actor, who has been the subject of plastic surgery rumour ever since he appeared on an Earth Day special in April 2021 with a more prominent jawline than he had previously, shared that the change was caused by a nasty home accident.

In an interview with Men's Health Magazine, the 34-year-old actor stated that he had slipped on a pair of socks while running at his home, causing him to smash his chin into a granite fountain and lose consciousness.

Zac Efron surprised fans when he appeared in a video on Earth Day last year
Zac Efron surprised fans when he appeared in a video on Earth Day last year

Efron stated that he woke up to find his "chin bone hanging off" his face, and that he had to work with a physical therapy specialist to recover.

The actor added that it affected the muscles involved in chewing called the masseters, and that it grew really big in the process.

As for the speculations about his face, Efron said he knew nothing about it as he has always tried to avoid social media since his "High School Musical" days, but found out about the whole rumour thing after he was asked by his own mother.

Before and after
Before and after

Cinema Online, 09 September 2022

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