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Picture special: Zac Efron - then and now

Seeing Zac Efron on the red carpet at last night’s The Lucky One premiere only confirmed that that yes, we do still have a crush on the High School Musical cutie.

So what better reason *coughexcusecough* to go back at look at the teen idol from his early days as Disney darling right up until his hunky heartthrobness now… And we’ve even thrown in a few Efron facts and figures for you, too.

  • Zac has a Siamese cat called Simon!
  • He didn’t sing in the first High School Musical movie, he was dubbed by Drew Seely because his voice was too low!
  • He’s pretty, but modest, “It's weird, but I don't feel like think I deserve any of the attention. There's really nothing but one audition for a Disney Channel movie that separates me from 2,000 other brown-haired, blue-eyed guys in L.A., you know?”
  • Zac wasn’t always a heartthrob; he was teased at school for being short and having a gap between his front teeth.
  • He’s not the marrying kind; “I'm definitely not getting married. In this business, you're either getting married or they want you to be pregnant. I'm not getting married until I'm forty. If ever.” *sigh* He just hasn’t met us yet.
  • Surf loving Zac makes regular secret trips to Australia to go surfing. He’d love to buy a house Down Under, but just like One Directions Naill Horan, he hates Vegemite!
  • Cheeky Zac has described love scenes with Nicole Kidman in upcoming The Paperboy as “the highlight of my life”.
  • Zac clearly has a thing for hot older women; he had a crush on Michelle Pfeiffer when filming Hairspray – the pair’s kiss in New Year’s Eve was their idea
  • On the type of girls he fancies, Zac once said, “I like my women like I like my peanut butter: chunky.”
  • Unlike Kim Kardashian he’s not a fan of social networking, “No Twitter, no Facebook, no MySpace - nothing. So if you have me, it's a poser, don't talk to them.”

Gallery

Aww! A young Zac on the set of TV movie Miracle Run, 2004
Aww! A young Zac on the set of TV movie Miracle Run, 2004
Aww! A young Zac on the set of TV movie Miracle Run, 2004
 
Aww! A young Zac on the set of TV movie Miracle Run, 2004

On the set of High School Musical with Vanessa Hudgen, 2006
On the set of High School Musical with Vanessa Hudgen, 2006
On the set of High School Musical with Vanessa Hudgen, 2006
 
On the set of High School Musical with Vanessa Hudgen, 2006

At the Teen Choice Awards, 2006
At the Teen Choice Awards, 2006
At the Teen Choice Awards, 2006
 
At the Teen Choice Awards, 2006

Bad shoes, but looking cute at a Disney party in 2006
Bad shoes, but looking cute at a Disney party in 2006
Bad shoes, but looking cute at a Disney party in 2006
 
Bad shoes, but looking cute at a Disney party in 2006

Big hair at the Teen Choice Awards, 2007
Big hair at the Teen Choice Awards, 2007
Big hair at the Teen Choice Awards, 2007
 
Big hair at the Teen Choice Awards, 2007

This is Zac and not a waxwork! HSM 2 DVD premiere, 2007
This is Zac and not a waxwork! HSM 2 DVD premiere, 2007
This is Zac and not a waxwork! HSM 2 DVD premiere, 2007
 
This is Zac and not a waxwork! HSM 2 DVD premiere, 2007

Looking moody at LAX, 2009
Looking moody at LAX, 2009
Looking moody at LAX, 2009
 
Looking moody at LAX, 2009

Topless Zac! Swoon!
Topless Zac! Swoon!
Topless Zac! Swoon!
 
Topless Zac! Swoon!

Beardy at The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud premiere in London, 2010
Beardy at The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud premiere in London, 2010
Beardy at The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud premiere in London, 2010
 
Beardy at The Death And Life Of Charlie St. Cloud premiere in London, 2010

The Lucky One LA premiere, 2012
The Lucky One LA premiere, 2012
The Lucky One LA premiere, 2012
 
The Lucky One LA premiere, 2012

Looking hot at last night's The Lucky One London premiere
Looking hot at last night's The Lucky One London premiere
Looking hot at last night's The Lucky One London premiere
 
Looking hot at last night's The Lucky One London premiere

 
 

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