Zac Efron didn’t recognise his buff new self

When Zac Efron first saw himself with all that hot new muscle, he was pleasantly surprised.

The sexy actor gained an impressive 18lbs of muscle for his new flick, The Lucky One.

“By the end of the movie I didn’t recognize myself. You hear about guys like Christian Bale who dive into it and are really able to transform,” he said.

“I’ve always wondered if I had the willpower to actually do it. And I’ll always have pride around the sense that I can.

“I could pick up almost anything. If you put it in front of me, I could always find a way to tackle it. While training for The Lucky One I’d get this strange sense of power as those weights increased. I was never a natural at anything, but I could always outwork everybody.”