Zac Efron is the guy we all know as a fresh-faced, full-bodied, Hollywood heartthrob.
When he burst on to the scene all those years ago as Troy in High School Musical, it was pretty plain to see that this guy’s career was going to go as far as he wanted it to.
He could sing, he could dance, he could act (no matter how much you might not want to admit it, the guy can act, just watch 21 Again).
Given his recent outings on the silver screen, it would appear the sky is the limit for Efron, having branched out from being the type-cast teenage heartthrob.
As it happens, Efron has also been spotted out and about with Baywatch co-star Alexandra Daddario which has sent the rumour mill into overdrive.
Many media outlets, and fans, are saying the pair wouldn’t have gone sunglasses shopping together if they weren’t dating, and given how closely they’ve been pictured in the past few weeks, that’s pretty hard to argue against.
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Anyway, as any man will attest, when you get into a relationship, things change. It’s really difficult to put your finger on exactly what it is that changes but things do seem different.
It could be that your waistline begins to expand as contentment settles in. It could be that you start buying a new wardrobe to impress and placate your other half. It could even be that you get your ragged self down to the barbers to finally get the smart haircut your mother has always wanted you to get but that only your girlfriend could physically make you get.
Well, in Zac Efron’s case, it seems he’s decided to grow some facial fuzz.
But this isn’t any ordinary facial fuzz. This is something that some of his fans have described as making him look like he’s now a drug dealer. Others have said he looks like a panini… as in, the Italian flatbread.
I mean, I’m personally a huge beard fan and enjoy seeing others grow the hair on their face into something spectacular. Unfortunately in Zac Efron’s case, I just want him to get down to his local barbers and have it cleanly shaved off by a master with a razor.
I imagine this is one area his new beau Alexandra Daddario would agree with me.
Check it out:
Can you see what some of his fans mean?
Now, he did hashtag the image #FBF which I’m reliably told by my good friends at Google means ‘Flash Back Friday’ which I assume means loads of people kept missing ‘Throwback Thursday’ and so another one had to be made to accommodate.
‘Beast mode’ also suggests this was a look he went for while filming for Baywatch, where he had to buff up like The Rock and, to be fair to the guy, absolutely smashed it. He had abs that could cut cheese finer than a knife. Seriously, check it out.
Anyway, hopefully this isn’t Efron’s permanent new look. Hopefully it’s for a new film or something. Hopefully it’s something in his past he just fancied revisiting briefly. Hopefully.
Regardless, I think he should shave it off and go for the 21 Again look. Peak Efron.
Taking the idea of ‘being woke’ to a whole new level over a decade-long career in sport, court and online news, George has worked for titles and agencies including ESPN FC, Eurosport, LADbible and Court News UK. He may not have a degree but does have an unhealthy obsession with Lord of the Rings.