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Zac Efron's Got a Box Full of Condoms... Economy Size

Zac Efron's Got a Box Full of Condoms... Economy Size

Last year, pictures of High School sweethearts Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens surfaced in what appeared to be a sex shop.

The 21-year-old actor opened up about the pics in the April 2009 issue of Elle, with Reese Witherspoon on the cover.

Zac shared, “It was Hallows Eve like, two years ago. It was just a costume store in the back they have an adult section for adult costumes. And this nice older woman asked for a photo. My mom is like, ‘Zac, what did you buy in a sex shop?’ I was like ‘Mom, calm down, it’s not a sex shop.’ She wouldn’t have any of it. She’s like, ‘I knew you were being sexual!’ But she (Starla) understood. My stocking was full of condoms this Christmas. She buys me the economy box.”

He also talked about meeting Leonardo DiCaprio: “I was all, ‘Oh, hey!’ And he turned around and right there I had the ‘in.’ and I was like, ‘I just want to shake your hand, dude, I’m a big fan… I’d love to sit down and talk with you sometime.’ And he goes, ‘Right on.’ A few nights later, I was at a Lakers game and I texted him, and he said he was coming. And this guy in a ball cap and coat with the collar up sits next to me. We talked the whole game, and he was just everything I thought he would be: smart, level-headed, charming, hilarious. You know, the older-brother vibe.”

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  • lili

    well I think it’s funny

  • hmmm

    I have really good gaydar. i will turn in my gaydar card if he turns out to be gay. He’s not. he’s just pretty.

  • bettybaby

    go sox…..

    the quote is legit…..its from the upcoming Elle interview, which hits newsstands next week!!!!

    god i can’t wait to read the rest of it, and of course to drool over the new pics!!!!!!!!

  • Malia

    I realize what JJ posted is a condensed version of the interview. But, It seems that the interviewer must have asked Zac about the pictures of him and Vanessa in the costume shop. So, that must be the story that Zac gave them.

    Remember, he is no longer working for Disney and doesn’t have to worry about repercussions from any of his interviews.

    The magazine should be out about mid-March.

  • kami

    bless zac’s parents for being able to talk about sex with their son. no wonder he has turned out so well, having parents he’s comfortable with. he is truly blessed.

  • Luke

    You know, I think it’s great that he speaks honestly about his sex life unlike some other Disney stars and does manage to talk about condoms in the process. It’s a good message.

  • Malia

    #58, I agree. It is a good message.

  • de

    He is soooo freakin lucky to have starla for his mom , if that was ma mum she wouldd whoop my fat ass pronto.

  • go sox

    I believe you, but man, it’s a pretty personal topic, and Zac just doesn’t usually get THAT personal. For me, it’s a little TMI……but I’m impressed with Zac’s mom for not sticking her head in the sand about the reality of having a 21 yr old son!!

  • holly

    He’s finally acting his age! go Zac! 2

  • lakers fan in boston

    i think vanessa got him a strap on =p
    naw i cant think of her like that, she’s such a cute girl =]
    love u vanessa!

  • Colleen

    he’s obviously being sarcastic… just trying to make light of the situation!

  • sofia

    i love you zac!
    you are my favourite star
    yes! i love you baby!
    i love zac
    i love zac
    you are so beautiful
    zac i love you

  • sarah may

    oh boo hoo big deal. they have sex. even robots have sex, why not humans?

  • Fleece Baby

    She’ll be pregnant in a couple of months.

  • Manteaux De Chef

    #59: Ditto.

  • jess


    Condoms? He is nasty.

    Is he having sex or something?

  • smdwh


  • ashlee

    lots of little kids on here who don’t know what condoms are. there’s nothing “nasty” about condoms.

  • lala

    Zac and Vanessa are not virgins at all.

  • Tami

    Zac is funny. Can’t wait to see “17 Again.”

  • Tami

    #67, she’s been with this dude for over 3 years and hasn’t gotten pregnant. Why would she get pregnant in the next couple of months? Do you have a clue what condoms are for?

  • postwatcher

    His mommy bought him condoms?

    All Hallow’s Eve?


  • Gracemarie

    It seems like a lot of info that’s personal about him and V. Well kiddies were not in Kansas anymore LMAO

  • Soni hannigan

    I wonder what is with all the negative feelings about zac and vanessa is for. They are the best.

  • postwatcher

    ashlee @ 03/05/2009 at 8:57 pm lots of little kids on here who don’t know what condoms are. there’s nothing “nasty” about condoms.

    Since your name is Ashlee, you were probably born in the late 80s.
    Have you ever seen a real live condom afterwards? Obviously not.

    And honey, a stocking full of condoms from his mama is really FREAKIN’ NASTY. I wonder if he returns the used ones to his mama for recycling?

  • Karen

    For pity sakes, people! I know there are not that many kids on this board who don’t understand certain things. However, as usual, there are those who just want to stir up a problem where there isn’t one. I am quite sure that both David and Starla Efron are quite aware of what their 21 year old son is doing and most likely has been doing for a while now. I am sure they are not shocked. And quite frankly, I can see how Zac’s mom might very well put an economy size box of condoms in his stocking as a gag for Christmas. Haven’t any of you ever gotten such a thing in your stocking? Not even a lump of coal? Get real.

    Considering Zac has commented before about how he will talk on the phone to his parents about all the crazy stuff that people write about him I’m sure this came up too how he and Vanessa were seen in a “sex shop” and I’m sure as usual they laughed about it trying to keep him from going crazy! And probably for a laugh his mom put the condoms in the stocking . If everyone remembers that old picture of them at Ah’s suddenly came back to haunt them in the fall—I think about September or October which was getting close to the holidays so it would have been easy for his mom to use some sexual like a box of condoms to make a joke. It’s really not that big of a deal. Also, I have no doubt during the interview in Elle that they might bring up the subject of the infamous picture of him at some “sex shop” and ask him so he would have a chance to “explain” it himself. And then as we have seen him do on Leno and shows like that I think he just made a joke of it that people are now taking way too seriously.

  • vanna

    this is the best :D


    gosh why do ppl take this soo sriously

    i think itssooo funny

    they’re young people ,,, its not like ppl who are 21? 19> not having sex right?

  • bob

    If that’s how he converses, he sounds really stupid and quite young. He sounds too young to be having sex with fugly girl.

  • Gracemarie


    I’ve been lurking awhile now and your posts are always very sensible please keep on posting here. Thank you.

    For Real and Malia are also very pratical and mature and they should also post more times.

    I thought young people were smarter than this at least about sex and relationships in this day and age.

  • bob

    Karen, you talk too much and try way too hard to be a cheerleader for these two. Get a life lady.

  • JOJO

    wow, for all of you who are dissing vanessa and zac, seriously. they’ve been in a relationship for three years now. they’re obviously mature cause they’ve been through long distance and all that. and really, 3 years, thats a long relationship, and vanessa’s not pregnant so they’re obviously safe. if they love each other, then its not bad for them to have sex ok? they dont have to be married. altho, for some people its a good thing, but its not like you HAVE to be.

  • tami

    Can’t wait for the big break-up with what’s her face! All the poor little fans will be boo-hooing. But not me….I can’t stand that creepy looking girl.

  • pop86

    I agree with Karen. People are taking Zac’s comments way too seriously. Of course, he would make fun of the pictures that was taken 2 yrs ago in Spencer type store. Zac and Vanessa was at a Mall in Texas( seriously, how racy could the store be??)

    Zac is he does not take himself too seriously and he choose his battles. Worrying what people say about Zac on the internet does not concern him. If people want to get upset over old pictures or condon gag gift that their problem not his.

  • Tami

    #85, have you been living in misery for the past three years, waiting for them to break up? I’m betting you’ll be living in misery for a long, long time to come. Sorry, you think you look creepy. So sad. Don’t look in the mirror.

  • Trina

    #83 bob @ 03/05/2009 at 10:02 pm.
    Do you have a problem READING Karen’s logical, well thought out comments? Or does the truth behind them hit you right in the gut and make you angry?

    And you have a life????? Doesn’t sound like it to me.

  • Malia

    #79, Karen, you go girl!!!!

    Ignore the one-liner rebukes from people who are too lazy to read your comments. Your logic burns a hole inside the haters. They can’t stand the fact that YOU have good old common sense behind what you say. And what is their comeback? The admonishment of a third graders: “Get a life.”

  • Amanda is in love with ZaC!!

    I am 15 years old, I’m a virgin. But I dont think sex is gross like some of the people say it is.

    I prefer to it as love making. And I hope Zac and Vanessa have great sex! lol. Im not joking. they have so much chemistry!
    Gosh I love zac

  • mhay

    #81 bob why are you here if you dont like zac and vanessa.
    we dont need your nonsense comments over here get out and also all the haters here GET OUT.

  • kami

    bobby boy is jealous cause he don’t have a beautiful girlfriend like Vanessa.

  • gerard Vandenberg


  • ROX

    chill it mayb was condems mayb not he said it was a costume store sooo take tht as an answer

  • tee

    I have three sons and when they started having serious relationships they were sat down given “the talk” (everything from STDs to babies) . Afterward I put a large box of condums in their bathroom. If you think condums are nasty try having a STD or changing baby diapers.
    That being said, I’m sure his mother meant it as a joke. They have been having sleepovers and vacations for three years, I’m sure they have been behaving like responsible adults.


    its cute lol gotta love zac’s mommy

  • hannah

    he basically just admitted to us that he is not a virgin lol

  • hannah

    he basically just admitted to us that he is not a virgin lol

  • bettybaby

    k, these comments are really weird!!!!!!!! talk about going from one extreme to the other….

    zac could have been joking, he does seem to be a wise ass when he wants to be, but then again he might not have been.

    i don’t believe he is though, b/c i’m sure if he was the Elle reporter would have given some sort of indication or hint that the comments were said in jest.

    Also several moms have said they’ve done something similar with their sons and i applaud you. especially b/c you have boys…..

    it is very disheartening in this day and age to hear, as i often do, that its all the girls problem. despite the fact that boys can’t get pregnant they still need to be taught the responsibilities of sex, and about respecting women. all too often i’m afraid, boys are not educated about these issues by their parents and its shameful.

    i say go starla!!!!!!!

  • Olivia

    Haha. that’s cute. love the both (z&v) of them. ( i still love leo too, hopefully Zac can change like Leo did. Leo used to to Growing Pains and now (at least I think) he’s one of the most talented people in Hollywood; he made a good smooth transition into the type of films he does now.

  • joyfull

    I don’t know why their sex lives is so under the scope!!! @ least they have the right frame of mind PROTECTION!!!!! even so it’s none of our business. Leave them alone. So many people have been hating on Vanessa even before the scandal mainly because she’s with Zac but putting that all aside we as fans should really STOP bad mouthing them, bashing them, making them the victim when they are not, they are just trying to live normal lives–normal young lives so….just enjoy them for what it all is.

  • ZanessAFanNY

    well people…PLEASE CALM DOWN! Zac is just explaining something that needs more elaboration and he did it in a sleezy kind of way.
    So what if he intends to be more realistic and uses his mother to justify the facts. Its kinda giving a message that sex is everywhere so you have to be smart and get protected so you ruin your future.
    So what if his practicing SEX..big deal..everybody does! Its better to talk it over with your kids than because you cant stop but you can prevent STD and teen pregnancies or should I say teen pregnancies.
    Nowadays, SEX is not a big deal anymore to teenagers…so you might as well be open to the facts and face it.
    There’s nothing wrong about SEX or CONDOMS…as a matter of fact, it goes together….
    People who thinks SEX and CONDOM topic is nasty …well look around you, maybe your not from this planet and in this lifetime.
    ZANESSA rule!