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Zac Efron: 'I Don't Think I Am A Heartthrob'


Gorgeous actor is clearly unhinged

Despite carrying condoms with him wherever he goes and being adored by millions worldwide, Zac Efron insists that he's nothing special.

When a reporter asked the star of The Lucky One what it was like being a heartthrob, the 24-year-old Efron replied, "I can't explain to you what it's like to be a heartthrob, [because] I don't think I am a heartthrob."

He went on, "I hate [that word]. I hate it. It follows you around, but you don't deserve it. It's like, 'Why?'"

Why? Well, we can think of a few reasons--remember the Zac Efron's Pool Party video?--even if the actor himself can't.

"I'm just me," he told Us Weekly. "I'm just Zac. Just Zac."

And as far as that incident a few weeks back, when he dropped a rubber on the red carpet he was walking for the premiere of The Lorax? Efron recently told the Today show that he had learned his lesson.

"I never had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before," Efron said. "But now we [have] fully instated one!"

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