Hollywood heartthrob Zac EfronHis toned body and impeccable looks have been a talking point for decades. High School MusicalTo The Beach Bum.
Efron has been raised in front of the camera and earned his teen dream status by his role as Cameron Bale. Summerland in 2004 and following it up with Troy Bolton in 2006’s HSM.
He has since evolved into an action star and big box office name — and his buff body has followed him every step of the way.
“I can’t explain to you what it’s like to be a heartthrob, [because] I don’t think I am a heartthrob,” the New Year’s Eve star told CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy SmithApril 2012. “I hate [that word]. I hate it. It follows you around, but you don’t deserve it. It’s like, ‘Why?’ It’s just me. I’m just Zac.”
Efron’s active lifestyle, which involves adventures around the world, is part of the reason he is so fit. He has trained for many roles in the past and has survived the wilderness. Bear GryllsBecause of his work ethic.
“When I’m very careful about my fitness and have a goal in mind, it keeps me motivated and balanced,” he told Men’s JournalJune 2016. “I wake up earlier. I don’t feel the need to be out — that kills your day, your hobbies, and your motivation.”
The 17 More star, who has been sober since 2013, joked that “if the zombie apocalypse happened right now, I’d definitely be able to defend myself.”
The Greatest Showman actor’s physical transformation became apparent in roles such as Neighbors, Baywatch This is a wacky moment.
BaywatchCostar Alexandra Daddario revealed in April 2017 that she “wasn’t prepared” when she touched Efron’s abs for the first time.
“It was like an animalistic shock went through me. I don’t know. He’s, like, not human,” she told Entertainment Tonightat the time. “He’s like something Michelangelo carved. I’ve never seen a man that looks like him. It’s incredible.”
Despite getting attention for his look in the 2017 lifeguard film, Efron revealed that he was “too big” and it was unnatural.
“For guys, that’s unrealistic. I’m telling you,” the Dirty GrandpaActor told Ellen DeGeneresApril 2019, as he looked at his Madame Tussauds wax model, which was inspired by his movie role. “I got very big and buff for that movie, but I don’t want people to think that’s the best way to be. You can be whatever size you like. I don’t want to glamorize this.”
Scroll down to see Efron’s buff body throughout the years.