High School Musical hunk wasn't seen as cool

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Zac Efron wasnt very popular with the opposite sex when he was growing up.

The High School Musical hunk often had to deal with rejection.

There were lots of girls that I liked that didnt like me back, Zac, 21, tells the News Of The World.

‘I was doing musical theatre in high school and that wasnt necessarily the coolest thing to be a part of.

Zac
has been dating Vanessa Hudgens, 20, since 2006.

His new movie 17 Again is out now.

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