Arroyo Grande native Zac Efron is big.
He stars in "Hairspray" and "High School Musical 3."
Time Magazine wrote an article titled "How Zac Efron became the cutest guy ever."
Rolling Stone calls him "The New American Heart Throb."
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While the 21-year-old has devoted fans nationwide, his biggest fans may be right here on the Central Coast.
After all, some of you remember when he performed at the Little Theater in San Luis Obispo. Or perhaps you saw his high school graduation.
To chronicle this local star's career, we've collected stories, blog posts, photos and more. We even have photos of his middle school days, which you can find in the photo gallery below. Bookmark this page and follow Efron's career.