It feels like only days ago that little Zac Efron was making his twink-ish debut in The Disney Channel’s High School Musical. But after a series of Instagram and Twitter posts (and some serious investigative journalism by Buzzfeed) revealing Zac Efron’s beard (and his new dog, Maca), the boy is officially a man.
Following Efron’s latest film The Greatest Showman, which required him to be smooth-shaven, the actor has had some time to let his scruff grow out into a nicely manicured beard.
Check out Zac Efron’s beard in these two social media posts:
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) April 5, 2018
Efron is only the latest Hollywood celebrity whose move to sporting a beard has seriously upped his sexy game. Sure, Efron was sexy AF before when he was baby-faced, but he’s nothing short of swoon-worthy these days.
Check out five other stars who made the move to bearded and should never go back:
1. Jason Momoa
Can you even begin to imagine the hunky Aquaman was beardless to begin with? Sure he’s got a charming smile underneath all that scruff, but our one true Dothraki King will always be hotter with a thick beard.
2. Daniel Franzese
While his breakthrough role as the baby-faced Damian will forever be iconic, Franzese’s character on HBO’s Looking gave us a queer character with real depth (and, finally, an accurate portrayal of an HIV-positive person). It also gave us that luscious beard.
We’re pretty sure God’s Plan is for Drake to never shave that beard.
4. Michael Fassbender
Fassbender flip-flops back and forth from clean-shaven to rugged for a lot of his films. His roles in 12 Years a Slave, Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed all saw Fassy get a little furry around the face. And when he does sport some facial hair, it’s a truly magnificent gingerbeard. (Bonus points.)
5. Idris Elba
Idris Elba has sported a variety of facial hair throughout his career, but the one look that has us screaming “Zaddy” is this thick, salt-and-pepper beard. The only way we’re OK with seeing him shave that bad boy off is when he finally gets the role of James Bond that is his birthright.