Zac Efron’s dramatic transformation once sparked rumors of steroid use.
After gaining fame through “High School Musical,” Rolling Stone hailed Efron as “The New American Heart Throb” in 2007. However, Efron later distanced himself from the label, expressing his discomfort with it. He stated, “I can’t explain to you what it’s like to be a heartthrob… I don’t think I am a heartthrob. I hate it. It follows you around, but you don’t deserve it.”
Over time, fans became increasingly interested in Efron’s changing appearance, leading to speculation about potential plastic surgery. A tweet comparing Efron’s past and current looks with the caption “[Zac Efron] before & after plastic surgery” garnered over 1,500 retweets. This was just one example of many such arguments. In 2022, Efron addressed these rumors, attributing his altered appearance to a previous injury rather than surgical intervention.
Efron’s portrayal of Kevin Von Erich in “Iron Claw,” a wrestler with a tragic history, ignited discussions about his training regimen. Some on-set photos from Reddit showed Efron with notably increased muscle mass, prompting speculation about steroid use. While fans speculated, Efron has never confessed to using steroids.
Personal trainer Farren Morgan explained that Efron likely achieved his results naturally through a bulking regimen, emphasizing the importance of a well-rounded workout routine tailored to wrestling requirements.
Although fans speculated about steroid use, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that Zac Efron resorted to such measures. He did, however, admit to using diuretics to enhance muscle definition for his role in “Baywatch,” although he found this approach challenging and not without side effects. Efron also dedicated significant effort to his training, focusing on various body regions with techniques like supersetting.