Zac Efron steps out for the first time since addressing plastic surgery rumours


Zac Efron has stepped out for the first time since addressing rumours he’d had plastic surgery, as he attended the premiere of his new film at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday.

The actor, 34, recently revealed that his dramatically different face was the result of a shattered jaw after smashing his chin on a granite fountain ,after his new look sparked speculation he’d gone under the knife.

Zac cut a dapper figure in a grey checked suit and a black polo shirt as he walked the red carpet for the release of the drama, which tells the tale of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who sneaks into Vietnam at the height of the war.

Outing: Zac Efron has been seen for the first time since addressing rumours he’d had plastic surgery, as he attended The Greatest Beer Run Ever premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

After sharing insight into his new appearance, Zac looked smart in a pale grey checked suit and a black shirt as he arrived for the premiere.

The High School Musical star was seen posing with the real John ‘Chickie’ Donohue, who he plays in the biographical drama.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever focuses on U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donohue who is working as a merchant seaman, when he is given an outrageous challenge in a New York bar by a group who have lost loved ones in the Vietnam war.

Looking good! The actor recently revealed that his dramatically different face was the result of a shattered jaw after smashing his chin on a granite fountain

Looking good! The actor recently revealed that his dramatically different face was the result of a shattered jaw after smashing his chin on a granite fountain

Blast from the past: Efron starred in High School Musicla in 2006

Fans noticed his jaw looked quite different in a 2021 Earth Day video and wondered if he went under the knife

Causing a stir: Fans noticed Efron’s jaw looked quite different in a 2021 Earth Day video (pictured right) than from his High School Musical days (pictured left in 2006) 

Revelation: The star has since revealed that his dramatically difference appearance came following a fall which left him with a damaged chin bone

Revelation: The star has since revealed that his dramatically difference appearance came following a fall which left him with a damaged chin bone

Smart: After sharing insight into his new appearance, Zac looked smart in a pale grey checked suit and a black shirt as he arrived for the premiere

Smart: After sharing insight into his new appearance, Zac looked smart in a pale grey checked suit and a black shirt as he arrived for the premiere

Donohue is challenged to sneak into Vietnam, track down the group’s war buddies to deliver them messages of support from back home, and hopefully some beer.

Earlier this month Zac revealed the truth behind the plastic surgery rumors which circulated last year.

In an interview with Men’s Health Magazine, he recalled how he slipped on a pair of socks while running at his home causing him to smash his chin into a granite fountain.

Lauded: The Greatest Beer Run Ever tells the tale of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who sneaks into Vietnam at the height of the war to deliver letters and beer to serving soldiers

Lauded: The Greatest Beer Run Ever tells the tale of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who sneaks into Vietnam at the height of the war to deliver letters and beer to serving soldiers

Friendly: The High School Musical star was seen posing with the real John 'Chickie' Donohue, who he plays in the biographical drama

Friendly: The High School Musical star was seen posing with the real John ‘Chickie’ Donohue, who he plays in the biographical drama

Ouch! Detailing the reason behind his new face in an interview earlier this month, Zac revealed that he lost consciousness only to wake up with 'his chin bone hanging off his face'

Ouch! Detailing the reason behind his new face in an interview earlier this month, Zac revealed that he lost consciousness only to wake up with ‘his chin bone hanging off his face’

Say cheese! As he attended the red carpet premiere he was seen posing with The Greatest Beer Run Ever's director Peter Farrelly

Say cheese! As he attended the red carpet premiere he was seen posing with The Greatest Beer Run Ever’s director Peter Farrelly

The star explained that he lost consciousness only to wake up with ‘his chin bone hanging off his face.’

Efron said that when he was injured, the masseter muscles on the inside of his face and jaw then ‘compensated’ for his injury causing them to grow in size – hence his remarkable transformation.

He says this explains why he looked so different at the time. ‘The masseters just grew. They just got really, really big.’

Efron was the centre of plastic surgery rumours last year, but the hunky actor reveals all in the October 2022 issue of Men’s Health magazine, in which he appears on the front cover. 

He also revealed that it was as a result of shattering his jaw and slamming his chin into the granite that totally transformed his face.

The High School Musical star also claimed to not know that he was a huge talking point on social media and had in fact gone viral for his different-looking jaw, until his mother called to ask if he had gone under the knife.

‘If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think I do,’ he told the magazine, ‘I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this work.’ 

New look: In April 2021, Efron started trending on Twitter after he was seen on a video for Earth Day! The Musical displaying a more prominent square chin and heavier jawline

New look: In April 2021, Efron started trending on Twitter after he was seen on a video for Earth Day! The Musical displaying a more prominent square chin and heavier jawline

In April 2021, Efron started trending on Twitter after he was seen on a video for Earth Day! The Musical displaying a more prominent square chin and heavier jawline.

In the clip, Efron eagerly calls Bill Nye a ‘genius’ after hearing that he and Justin Bieber were working on a fictional Earth Day musical. 

It lead fans to speculate that the handsome star had sought plastic surgery. 

Efron’s pal Kyle Sandilands spoke out to say the Baywatch star would never do such a thing, comparing him to an oil painting by one of the Old Masters. 

The Australian radio host, 50, who has known Zac for years, shut down speculation during The Kyle and Jackie O Show at the time.

Old look: Zac Efron is pictured at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2018 - three years before his fall

Old look: Zac Efron is pictured at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2018 – three years before his fall

‘I would know if he’d had any plastic surgery,’ Kyle declared, before telling his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson that ‘of course’ Zac hadn’t had work done.

He then said it would be pointless for the High School Musical heart-throb to have surgery because he’s already so good looking. 

‘It’s like getting a Picasso and having a kid finger paint all over it. Why bother?’ he said bluntly.

The actor has shut down plastic surgery rumors once and for all

What’s changed? In April 2021, Efron started trending on Twitter after he was seen on a video for Earth Day! The Musical displaying a more prominent square chin and heavier jawline 

Kyle weighed into the debate several days after leading plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn offered his own hot take on Zac’s new look.

In a TikTok video uploaded at the time, Dr. Youn claimed Zac may have undergone dental surgery, but not plastic surgery as some fans have speculated. 

‘Everyone is talking about Zac Efron and how strange he looks. Has he had surgery to reshape his jawline, Botox or fillers?’ Dr. Youn began.

‘I don’t think so. I actually think he has had dental surgery, not plastic surgery.

‘That’s why he is swollen [along his jaw]. If you’ve had your wisdom teeth taken out, did you look like this?’ 

The Greatest Beer Run Ever will be released on AppleTV+ on September 30.

Changing shape: By January 2022, Zac's look had changed somewhat (pictured)

Changing shape: By January 2022, Zac’s look had changed somewhat (pictured)

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