Zac Efron's beard
Zac Efron's beard

Zac Efron Is the Latest Celebrity to Seriously Up His Sexy Game by Growing a Beard

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:

Hey planet 🌎, this is MACA. #adoptdontshop

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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

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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

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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.

3. Drake

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We’re pretty sure God’s Plan is for Drake to never shave that beard.

4. Michael Fassbender

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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

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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.

Are you a fan of Zac Efron’s beard? Is there anyone important we missed on our list of celebrity beards? Sound off in the comment section below.