Who is Vanessa Valladares, Zac Efron’s rumoured girlfriend? What do we know about the girl who has potentially made the Hollywood actor extend his visa in Australia for another 12 months?
Judging by her social media, there isn’t a lot to know, but here is everything we were able to dig up about the gorgeous – and extremely lucky – girl.
SHE IS 25 YEARS OLD
Vanessa is seven years younger than the 32-year-old star.
SHE WAS A WAITRESS IN BYRON BAY
She waitressed at Byron’s General Store cafe. In fact, this is where she met Efron. When he was first rumoured to be in Australia, some of the very first photos we saw of him were taken at this cafe. Soon after, he was photographed hugging her in the same location.
SHE IS A MODEL
The former waitress – former, as she gave up her hospitality gig to spend more time with the A-lister – has a pretty cool modelling career. She has worked for Australian labels like Love St, Of The Sun, Spell and RVCA.
Not a bad list for your resume.
SHE IS SPIRITUAL
Almost every one of her Instagram captions are focused on meditation or her connection to the world.
SHE LIKES POETRY
Not only do most of her posts on Instagram read like poetry, but she likes to post a lot of written poetry to her page as well.
SHE COULD HAVE MICRO-INFLUENCER STATUS
Since her romance with Zac Efron became public, her following has gone up a couple thousand. But before all of that, she had around 4000 followers on her Instagram, @_is_ness.
SHE LOVES TO TRAVEL
Like Efron, she seems to love exploring beautiful locations that have rich history and culture. Some of her Instagram posts are tagged in places like Jaipur and Indonesia. She often expresses her love and respect for the locals in those countries.
MEETING ZAC WAS A COVID TWIST OF FATE
Her love of travelling was meant to send her to Africa this year. However, with coronavirus getting in the way of everybody’s travel plans, she stayed in Byron Bay … which led her to meet the actor.
SHE LOVES MUSIC FESTIVALS
She’s a big fan of festivals including the Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass
Since meeting Zac, Vanessa has reportedly given up her cafe job and has been staying with him at Belongil Beach. They have gone on a ski trip together to Thredbo, and have even packed on the PDA in public.
Yesterday, they were spotted holding hands while strolling around the beach town to grab lunch.
Efron was scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles this month, but cancelled his flights when the Department of Home Affairs extended his tourist visa from three to 12 months.
It’s possible that his blossoming romance with this everyday Aussie girl could be the reason why.