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10 Things About Zac Efron You Might Not Know About (or want to!)

1. Zachary David Alexander Efron was born in California 20 years ago, the eldest son of power plant workers David and Starla. He has a 16-year-old brother Dylan, with whom he admits he used to have "full-on fist brawls".

2. One of Zac's early roles was on ER. Unfortunately, his character died on the operating table!

3. Zac had a poster of supermodel Tyra Banks on his bedroom ceiling when he was a boy. "I had that famous poster of her in a purple bathing suit in my room seventh or eighth grade", he recalls. "I thought she was so hot. She was my first love".

4. But who floats Zac's boat these days? Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, Summerland co-star Lori Loughlin and Jessica Alba are top of his list. And, it goes without saying, his sometime girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.

5. The dog tag Zac wears around his neck was a present from Ms Abdul from her very own jewelry collection. It says "Reach for the Stars" on the front and "You might just become one!"

6. Zac turned down a record deal from Simon Cowell, telling him, "Acting is my main priority."

7. Zac's pals nicknamed him "Hollywood", but blogger Perez Hilton oped for the more feminine "Zacquisha" as part of an ongoing attempt to out him as gay.

8. Zac says screen legend Liza Minelli is one of his greatest inspirations. Hmm, that may not do much to alleviate those rumours!

9. Zac assures us that fame hasn't gone to his head and he's still a regular guy. I could show you 500 kids in LA who are my height, weight, hair color and age. Were a dime a dozen," he says. "Why did I get the parts I did? Who knows? But the minute I start thinking its because I was special, thats when I know I'm in trouble.

10. What is Zac's party trick? "I can blow bubbles with my spit," he boasts. Ewwww!