Zac Efron has come a long way since starring as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical movies. But despite his status as a teen heartthrob, the 24-year-old doesn't think much about the way he looks. To him, it's all about being professional.
“You kind of put [life] into two parts of your mind,” Zac tells the NY Daily News. “There’s the Hollywood section and then there’s real life. One of them is more of a show, but it never overshadows real life for me."
“As long as you can draw a comparison between the two, one of which you know to be more important, you’re good," he adds. "For me, the choice is very easy. One is where I work, one is where I live.”
As for the people in Zac's "real life," he says they keep him grounded and reassure him everyday that he's anything but a Hollywood hunk.
“They know exactly who I am and I’m far from a heartthrob,” Zac laughs. “That word kind of follows you around, but I don’t know how exactly one earns it.” (When you're as good-looking Zac, it's pretty self-explanatory!)
In actuality, Zac — who not only admitted to dropping a condom on the red carpet, but just last week gave a tutorial on how to unhook a bra — admits he's more of a loser than a lady killer.
“I sound very serious in interviews because I take my work very seriously,” Zac admits, “but I’m pretty much just a goofball.”