Zac Efron has had his tent hitched in Byron Bay for bloody ages now and his highly publicised move to Australia has sparked an onslaught of Hollywood stars flocking to the beachside town which has angered some of the locals.
And while we know for a fact that he has charmed the hell out of at least one of the locals (his darling girlfriend, Vanessa Valladares), I’ve actually been wondering how the other Byron Bay folks feel about their famous new neighbour.
Well, a Byron Bay resident wrote in to gossip Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck during a special segment where they asked fans to send in sweet DMs from local stars and, let’s face it, Zac Efron definitely qualifies as an honorary Aussie.
The local yokel said that Zac “is so lovely” and always v. friendly to waiters, servers, etc which we absolutely bloody love to hear.
The anonymous Byron resident also described Zac as a “super chilled down to earth guy.”
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I know, I know, blind items can often be full of BS, but I actually believe this one as there have been several reports revealing that Zac Efron has become v. friendly with local hospo staff, and I’m not just talking about his now-girlfriend, Vanessa.
According to Who Magazine, Zac and Vanessa were set up by her manager at the Byron Bay cafe where they met, The General Store.
Vanessa was working at the popular café as well as the Light Years restaurant when she met the Hollywood star back in July last year and her boss seemingly played matchmaker. What a boss.
“They were introduced by her boss,” a source told the local mag, adding that she’s a “lucky girl,” and that she fucken’ is. But so is he, TBH. She’s an 11/10 babe!
Meanwhile another source told PEOPLE that the pair “started hanging out in July and recently took a ski trip together.”
“You can tell that they are having fun,” they added. “She spends a lot of time at his house.”
Want more deets on the happy couple? Well, here’s our thorough investigation of Zac Efron and his Byron bae.