Did Ya Know These 15 Facts About Zac Efron?

Sure, it's hard to not to have a crush on cutie Zac Efron, now starring in the romantic drama "Charlie St. Cloud," but did you know his first real crush was on supermodel Tyra Banks? Find out more fun facts about Zac!

Did You Know? 15 Fun Facts About Zac Efron

Quite a Name

His full given name is Zachary David Alexander Efron.

King Efron

If he could swap lives with anyone, it would be the Queen of England.

Typical Boy

Zac's first celebrity crush was supermodel Tyra Banks. When he was a kid, he stole his mother's Victoria's Secret magazine, tore out a picture of Tyra and taped it to his bedroom ceiling!

New Crib

In 2009, Zac purchased a $2.3 million home in Los Angeles.


Efron admitted to being starstruck when he met Angelina Jolie. He says he "turns into a fifth grader" every time he talks to her.

Record Deal

Zac was offered a record deal by Simon Cowell, but declined, saying, "Acting is my main priority."


He accidentally cut off one of his eyebrows in the 5th grade while working with scissors — then he cut the other to match!

Hospital Scare

Zac was rushed to the hospital on January 15th, 2008 with appendicitis and had to have his appendix removed — yikes!

Lucky Lady

Zac's first kiss was in 7th grade during a game of Truth or Dare!

Lunch Break!

Efron can't live without Western Bacon Cheeseburgers from Carl's Jr. or Orange Chicken from Panda Express.

Reaching for the Stars

The dogtag necklace that Zac often wears was a gift from his friend and crush, Paula Abdul — it says "Reach for the Stars" on the front and "You might just become one!" on the back.

TV Time

Zac's favorite TV shows are "American Idol" and the "World Series of Poker."

Love Life

Zac and "HSM" co-star Vanessa Hudgens have been dating for almost 5 years!

Baseball Fanatic

Efron has an autographed baseball collection with signatures from every San Francisco Giants player of the past 10 years.


Zac starred in many of his high school's musicals, including "Gypsy," "The Music Man," "Peter Pan," and "Little Shop of Horrors."