Zac Efron sparked plastic surgery rumours last Friday when he looked noticeably different while taking part in Earth Day! The Musical on Facebook Watch.
And one of the actor’s closest friends has now weighed in on the debate, saying there’s no way the Baywatch star, 33, has secretly gone under the knife.
Kyle Sandilands, an Australian radio host who has known Zac for years, shut down the speculation on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday.
Not true: One of Zac Efron’s closest friends has weighed in on the debate about his changing appearance, saying there’s no way the Baywatch star, 33, has secretly gone under the knife. Zac is pictured on the right with his brother Dylan in a recent photo
‘I would know if he’d had any plastic surgery,’ Kyle, 49, 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.
Shutting it down: Kyle Sandilands (pictured), an Australian radio host who has known Zac for years, rubbished the speculation on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday
Facial changes: Zac sparked plastic surgery rumours last Friday when he looked noticeably different while taking part in Earth Day! The Musical on Facebook Watch
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 on Sunday, 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.
‘That’s why he is swollen’: In a TikTok video uploaded on Sunday, Dr Youn (pictured) claimed Zac may have undergone dental surgery, but not plastic surgery as some fans have speculated
‘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?’
It comes after Zac found himself trending on Twitter last week after he sparked surgery rumours by revealing a seemingly new appearance.
Recent sighting: Zac is shown earlier this month in Australia, where he’s filming a Netflix series
The former Disney child star prompted alarm looked noticeably different while taking part in Earth Day! The Musical via Facebook.
Zac’s part in the clip came at the 1:50 mark where he began to call organizer Bill Nye a ‘genius’ for the event, but fans where perhaps too distracted by his changing looks to listen to what the High School Musical star had to say.
There is no suggestion that Zac has gone under the knife, but the known fitness fanatic, who has been through a few body transformations in his career, certainly got fans talking.
While some of the memes and comments were mean-spirited, other fans genuinely appeared to be surprised by seeing Zac with what appeared to be a more squared out jawline, and puffiness around his face.
‘I refuse to believe this is Zac Efron,’ one fan wrote, while another said, ‘Zac Efron is one more plastic surgery appointment away from looking like the guy from TikTok with the square jaw.’
Making fans talk: It comes after Zac found himself trending on Twitter last week after he sparked surgery rumours by revealing a seemingly new appearance. Pictured left in 2013, and right on Thursday
The actor has certainly been through a big body transformation throughout his career, having buffed up for a starring role in the Baywatch movie after his Disney days.
However, last year the actor revealed that he never wants to get back into his ripped physique from that 2017 movie.
‘That was actually a really important time to do Baywatch because I realized that when I was done with that movie, I don’t ever want to be in that good of shape again. Really. It was so hard,’ he said in an interview.
Top trending topic: Social media trolls were out in full force as one wrote that Zac ‘is the new Mickey Rourke’ in a savage tweet
The face of a thousand memes: Zac’s appearance prompted fans to post on social media, with one user comparing his look to Baywatch star David Hasselhoff
Puffed-up: Another user tweeted a comparison with Zac and The Weeknd’s fake plastic surgery appearance from his Save Your Tears music video
‘Same energy’: Zac was compared to other celebrities who have clearly had work done, though there is no suggestion that the actor has actually gone under the knife
Going for it: Social media let rip on Friday, claiming that it looked as though Zac had undergone some facial alterations
Confusion: The High School Musical star’s visage become a trending topic, as well as a punchline for social media users
Disbelief: Other fans simply tweeted that they did not believe it was the actor
‘You’re working with almost no wiggle room, right? You’ve got things like water under your skin that you’re worrying about, making your six-pack into a four-pack. S*** like that it’s just not … it’s just stupid.’
While filming the comedy, he tweeted a glimpse of his routine: ‘9 days of absolutely zero carbs & sugar. Only organic grass fed/free range protein and organic leafy greens.’
His trainer Patrick Murphy told Men’s Health: ‘I threw everything I had at him. Stability training, power, mobility, athletic training. He did more two-a-days than anyone I ever worked with.’
In 2019, Efron appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he was introduced to a Madame Tussauds wax figure of his character.
Hunk: The High School Musical star has always been known for his changing appearance, having buffed up over the years for movie roles, like 2017’s Baywatch
What’s changed? The 33-year-old shows off a new look on Thursday
Mean: Some Internet trolls began attacking the actor over his apparently different looks
Jokes: One user quipped that it seemed Efron was about to become a Real Housewife
Clean-cut: Zac was previously known for his more boyish looks before getting rugged
Ouch: Trolls really went to town on the actor’s appearance on Friday
Trending: His appearance became a trending topic on Twitter, with users comparing his look to an animated character from Shrek
He admitted he was ‘very impressed and scared’ by the recreation, before he compared his own abs to the statue.
Efron said: ‘It’s a little bigger than me. That’s too big…for guys, that’s unrealistic, I’m telling you.
‘I got very big and buff for that movie but I don’t want people to think that’s the best way to be. Be your size. I don’t want to glamorize this.’
But Efron didn’t totally shoot down the possibility of another beefcake role, telling Hot Ones host Sean Evans: ‘I’m happy that it worked, I’m happy that it got me through it.
‘I may do it again if it was something worthwhile but we’ll wait till it gets to that. I’m good. Take care of your heart, take care of your brain and you’re good.’
Up in arms: Many users appeared to be frightened by his appearance as well as amused
Concerned: Reaction’s to the actor’s appearance spread like wildfire