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Dec 2nd
09:08 pm
Photo Essay 1: Zac Efron's "Nose Job"  
With Zac Efron out of Tinseltown, I'm kinda bored. So I decided to do something I've been meaning to do for quite some time. As pitiful as it is that this is what I choose to fill my time with, I'm going to address this lame website which keeps claiming Zac has had a nose job.

Now I'm not an "expert" on cosmetic surgery (like Dr. Aston) but I am an expert on zefron. Therefore I'm not afraid to state my opinion... Zac Efron has not had a nose job and here I shall make my case.

Admittedly you can find 'damning' photo comparisons (such as the one at that website) or this one:

Obviously Zac's nose looks a lot wider in the first picture versus the second. So does that inevitably mean he had a nose job?


Let's compare two more pictures (helpful that he's actually smiling in both):

Okay. So in the first one his nose is wider in the second. So going by the standards of the aforementioned website that means he had a nose job between the first and the second picture.

Problem is the first picture is from May 2006 and the second is from March 2006. So he travelled back in time to do this nose job... Huh...

Clearly something else is at work. So now let's take that March 2006 picture and put it next to a more recent picture from January 2008:

There doesn't seem to be much of a difference to me.

Here's another sequence of three:

Again his nose seems smaller in the first pic than the second pic, but we know from the gap in his teeth, the first definitely happened before the second.

And as if that weren't enough, animation fun:

So how do we account for those pictures where is nose is wider? Think of your own nose and how many different ways you can make it look by smiling or inhaling versus exhaling and flaring your nostrils. That'd be my guess.

Not to mention he did a lot of growing up between here:

and here:

(see what I did there? obligatory ultra-hot picture. check.)

a few more comps:

Anyway. I'm sure we'll never know for certain. But whatever this killed some time for me and I've gotten it off my chest.

ETA: a few more comparisons for people

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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on December 5th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
omg yes:

can he please do more photoshoots?

fox news picked up that fucking website's 'story'... i probably shouldn't be surprised since they habitually print lies. i hate fox news. it is basically a tabloid at this point. /rant
Malidociousmalidocious on January 5th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
I love your investigative skills! And I agree with your conclusion - I don't think he's had any nose jobs. People need to realize that noses are different shapes and sizes depending on many different factors (like the angle of where a picture is taken from along with the aging process changing noses over time).


Oh and the pictures of Zef... SO HOT.
ohinternets on April 16th, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
lol... did you know that this is one of the top google search results for the search term "zac efron nose job"? i got into a discussion with a friend about this today and i was looking for info to prove your side (that he very obviously did not have a nose job) and found this!

i have a theory as to why the 2 pictures look so different... if you're interested a year later. lol. makeup!

there's 2 ways to make up a nose with professional stage/camera makeup. the first is to dust powdered bronzer across the bridge and on the cheeks, which gives the nose a turned up, wider sunkissed cutesy look (and also hides freckles better), aka this. you can see how the makeup artist there tried to even out his complexion and give him a "glow" with bronzer in the process of doing this.

or you can make the nose and bone structure look thinner, more defined and longer by using much more matte cream makeup and putting a slightly darker shade of contour/ bronzer down both sides of the bridge, aka this look. it also accounts for the major definition in the first picture in this collage. it accounts for the much thinner nose appearance in photoshoots, but not so much in person. it's an old makeup/modeling trick!

it's an effect that, if you're not wearing any makeup, is also sometimes mimicked by the indentations left for hours after wearing very large sunglasses, which y'know your boy likes. now that you know to look for it, you'll be able to see it in all the pictures! lol.

he's had 2-3 sets of veneers put in, but zac hasn't had a nose job.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 16th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
LOL I didn't know that about the google search. I should add more before and after pics as proof then for visitors, haha.

Thanks for the info on makeup. I don't know that much more than the basics about makeup so it's always amazing to me how they can use it change the way a face looks, like structurally.

FWIW, I don't think he's had veneers. I wouldn't have known except I noticed a chip or something on one of his front teeth in a recent HQ pic and wondered how long it had been there (at least since '04, I figured out). So as far as I can tell, he's just used invisalign and whitening.

(sry about that first reply ignore it, i've been using my private lj for testing stuff)
ohinternets on April 16th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
np I post with the wrong journal to things all the time.

yeah contour makeup techniques like that get used a lot for theater and live events. ashley tisdale's makeup artist used to do the nose contouring thing all the time, still does sometimes even after the nose job, i guess it's a thing for her :x

i don't think it was a thing for zac although you can see it in every single photograph you've posted in this post where he is wearing makeup post-hsm. it is VERY visible in the "january 2008" picture, do you see it now that i've pointed it out? you can see it in the hairspray pictures and the green striped shirt picture really clearly too.

i think he has a gorgeous profile, one of the prettiest in hollywood rn, but from the front, it isn't perfectly linear (which is another point for why he doesn't have a nose job - hello, that's what ashley had done!). the first instincts of a trained makeup artist (my mom is one, lol) would be to counter that with contouring for an adult to make it look as symmetrical/ chiseled/ etc as possible, but the turned up sunkissed thing is the "natural looking" approach for a child/ young teenager.

i def think he's gotten selective veneers and his last set looks awesome. i don't mean that as a put-down at all, i'm about to get them myself this summer. :D they're the fastest way to fix gaps. invisalign works a little faster than braces but not that fast! i think he got a set that was a little too big for his face at first, because his teeth look pretty natural now, other than being really really white. and if he doesn't have them yet, he will soon, like everyone else in hollywood: regular bleaching makes teeth much much more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay and breakage. everyone gets them sooner or later in hollywood. (except lucas. he's apparently resigned himself to having the shit photoshopped out of his teeth and/or just not smiling. and he only bleaches the cigarette/coffee stains out for movies. urgh.) veneers can chip too, btw!
ohinternets on April 16th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
ETA: to clarify, i don't think it's a "thing" for Zac, like, i don't think he is self conscious about it the way ashley appears to be and he likely doesn't ask the makeup people to do that for his nose. he probably had no idea what was going on when he was younger, you just sit there and let the makeup people do their thing and trust that they know what looks good more than you do :) it's just what a MUA is going to do unless you tell them differently, which is unnecessary in zac's case. his nose doesn't need any contouring, it's nice and distinctive the way it is.