I have to admit, I never saw the attraction to High School Musical's Zac Efron. I do love to tease my seven-year-old niece, Nicole, who thinks he's just the bee's knees, by holding up her notebook with his face plastered on the cover and pretend that I'm him declaring my love for her.
But, in the new issue of Details, he's actually cute and humble -- and, dare I say, a little dreamy! "It's weird, I don't feel like I deserve any of the attention," the 20-year-old says of the teenaged madness that surrounds him. "There's really nothing but one audition for a Disney Channel movie that separates me from 2,000 other brown-haired, blue-eyed guys in L.A., you know?" Well, that and the fact he starred in Hairspray with John Travolta, makes tons of money, and has that nakedy-pic girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens. But Zac says he really is baffled by the interest in his life. "I had no idea that anyone could ever care [what I was doing,]" he said of the paparazzi following him and Vanessa in Hawaii. "That happens to, like, big stars. I woke up and my dad told me that I was in a newspaper on the beach - he made fun of me, he said I was 'frolicking.'"
That's funny! In addition to being funny and cute, Zac seems to be a genuinely nice guy -- even when it comes to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and his never-ending quest to out Zac, all while referring to him as "Zacquisha." "I know it's very addictive to read that kind of stuff. It's entertainment," he says of Perez's juicy dish. "He's doing something right. I think he does a great job. Honestly, if the worst he can say about me is that I'm gay, then I think I'll be fine. I can handle it."
Nicole might have to start teasing me about my love for Zac!