Zac Efron Addressed The Plastic Surgery Speculation That Followed Viral Images Of Him In An Earth Day Video Last Year

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Zac Efron addressed the viral images of him that led to plastic surgery speculation.

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For context, back in April 2021, Zac appeared in Bill Nye's Earth Day special. Stills of Zac's brief appearance in the video quickly went viral — with some people even accusing the actor of plastic surgery.

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Speaking to Men's Health, Zac explained that he previously shattered his jaw after slipping while running through his house in socks.

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After hitting his chin on a granite fountain and losing consciousness, Zac's chin bone "was hanging off his face." In the aftermath of the injury, other facial muscles had to overcompensate — leading his jaw to look different.

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"The masseters just grew,” Zac explained with a shrug. “They just got really, really big.”

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Thankfully, Zac didn't see most of the online hubbub as he generally keeps off social media — but found out when his mother called him to ask if he'd had 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.”

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You can read the full interview with Zac here.