Zac Efron for FLAUNT Magazine

Posted on March 27, 2013

Kittens, have a helping of Boy.

Zac Efron shows us his bicep and raises his eyebrows several millimeters at a time, for Flaunt mag. Versatility!


Zac Efron covers the April 2013 issue of FLAUNT magazine photographed by Ruven Afanador and styled by Michael Fisher.

For such a prettyboy, you’d think he’d be a little better at working a lens.

The clothes range from cute enough to inoffensive, but we don’t think that muffin-head hair really suits him.

Seriously. His head looks like a muffin.


[Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador for FLAUNT]

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  • MilaXX

    Is he always going to look like a kid?

    • Caitrin

      He’s only 25. Considering Leo JUST started looking his age about 3 years ago, it could be awhile for Muffin top up there.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        And deep within the sad crevices of his soul, I’m pretty sure Leo regrets he finally started looking his age.

    • StellaZafella

      Until he suddenly looks like a VERY old man…like in the year 2113. Then he’ll still be showing us his biceps in tee-shirts…and wearing no socks, but it won’t be nearly as cute.

      • Kiltdntiltd

        His dubious charms have always escaped me. This editorial doesn’t help one bit.

        • ampg

          Have you seen him in anything? I found him completely boring until I saw “17 Again” (free babysitting + post-Oscar movie lull = very few choices), and was pretty well blown away by his screen presence. I’m not saying it’s a good movie or anything, but he really held his own with more highly-regarded comedic actors, and his Matthew Perry impression was awesome. Since then I’ve found him much more appealing. But this editorial is still not good.

          • fursa_saida

            I honestly liked him in Hairspray.

          • gabbilevy

            I honestly liked him in High School Musical. (…I should have posted this as guest.)

          • fursa_saida

            Ha. I was exactly the right age for High School Musical, watched it with my friends, all that, but I didn’t actually love it? (I was OH SO PAINFULLY INDIE in high school.) But I thought he did what he was there to do just fine.

          • Sobaika

            I’ve seen a few of his movies and that is the only one that convinced my he might have more charisma than soggy toast.

            He still has never made my lady parts tingle.

          • fursa_saida

            I assume you’re talking about Hairspray? I’m basically with you there. (If High School Musical: I don’t quite share that opinion, but I’m not mad at it.) And yeah, no, lady garden not in attendance on this one. His target market shares very few tastes with me.

          • Sobaika

            Yes, Hairspray – I hate this new commenting system! It doesn’t nest the comments properly.

          • fursa_saida

            It’s an imprecise bitch of a system, is what it is.

          • H2olovngrl

            The new commenting system is glitchy as hell. Some of the comments are showing up completely out of order. Ready for them (disqus) to fix now. Also, cannot figure out how to see the likes now, which really bugs!

          • barbarienne

            He has never made my lady parts tingle, either, but I suspect that’s because he looks like a child. I’ve always been attracted to the 35-45 demographic, even when I was a teenager. A young-looking 25 year old just doesn’t do it for me.

          • annabelle archer

            Exactly this. When my now older teens, were younger and into High School Musical, I did not see the what my girl was talking about. Then I saw 17 Again and I got it. Confession: I watched The Lucky One just for him. He’s a doll.

          • ThisMeredithianLife

            I fell in LOVE with him in Hairspray, and watched Charlie St Cloud or whatever just to see him. My sister and I both did. We sat a chair apart just…to be safe?

          • Shannon Stewart

            Totally agree. He was fantastic. I never got any kind of appeal from him until then either.

          • Kiltdntiltd

            I have seen him in different things, and what I can’t escape is the sense that he is his own biggest fan. It seems to ooze out of him.

          • Shannon Stewart

            And that was kind of the point of his role in Hairspray, which was the first thing I saw him in, so maybe that’s why I don’t mind

        • RebeccaKW

          I’ve never been too attracted to his features, and I’ve never seen his movies. But I’ve seen some photos online…the body is killa. And seems to be packing some heavy artillery. I’m gonna look at those again.

      • TonyGo

        It’s called the Joey/Joseph Lawrence Syndrome, and it is severely uncute.

  • Alexandra Glorioso

    It’s hard to look at the clothes when that pained expression repeatedly forces this idea into my head: my he’d be a terrible lay.

    • ThisMeredithianLife

      Whoa, I have to disagree.

  • Margaret Hardin

    i can’t with the shoes and no socks.

  • MzzPants

    I think they took one shot of his face and photoshopped it into all the images.

  • colleenjanel

    With the exception of the cover, he looks scared in every shot. Not a good look.

  • Caitrin

    Pretty. Almost too so. I think the motorcycle seat shot should go. I feel like I should be saying: “Yes, I have a bathroom you can use.”

  • j_anson

    Man, boy really only has one expression, doesn’t he?

    Also, no I can’t un-see the muffin.

  • StellaZafella

    I want to say that Rob Lowe did this all better but it’s not a fair comparison. Rob Lowe can act and has developed a sense of humor about himself while Zac can act and dance and sing and…is too young to seem to think that anything about Zac Efron is funny.

  • JanieS

    I never thought he was cute. After looking at these pics … I still don’t get it.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    He looks like he’s getting ready to do one of those armpit fart noises on the cover.

  • BrooklynBomber

    If the second from the bottom isn’t Excedrin Headache #something, I don’t know what is.

  • hughman

    Geez kid, would it kill ya to smile?

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Oh, but if he smiled, no one would take him “seriously”, as an actor.

      • Lori

        Because nothing says serious actor like muffin head and a mildly confused expression.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Call me in ten years when he’s had a chance to develop some character. And does something about that muffinhead.

  • jmorino08

    I have very inappropriate feelings for him considering how much older I am than him and that I watched him in HSM with my nieces not that long ago. Very inappropriate….

  • Cindi Williams

    It reminds me of the Cheers episode where Lilith did a photo shoot. No matter what emotion she was supposed to express, her face stayed the same.

  • Jacqueline DiOrio

    Cannot unsee Muffin head now.

  • MattCooper27

    But what a tasty looking muffin…

  • Sara__B

    Who knew a millimeter of eyebrow movement could make such a difference? Photo 1 – sexy; 2 – worried; 3 – intense; 4 – intellectual; 5 – thoughtful. (Just another in a long line of actors who photograph as flat and lifeless as paper dolls.)

    • barbarienne

      “It’s more…”
      “Damn, I was going for thoughtful.”

  • Eva_Noel

    If you got it…sit around looking forlorn with it?

  • blueberrypanckae

    the first ( cover) is the best- he needs some “make sexy eyes to the camera” training. Apart from the first pic- it’s more like” I think I have to pee” or “my head hurts” expressions
    edit that …in the first pic he looks like he is giving himself a breast exam…note arm and hand placement… good face tho!

  • allaboutthewalterbenjamins

    Dear teenagers of the world, please don’t express your angst and pain in ink. It’s never pretty.

  • Imasewsure

    Muffin head Zach… oh to be in middle school again… what a wasted nick name! And he’s a sucky model though aging nicely

  • gracedarling

    Aw, I was going to comment about how much better the hair is than that swoopy boy-band hair he became famous for. Baby steps, Uncles!

  • TigerLaverada

    He brings to mind the saying, “The lights are on but nobody’s home.”

  • Zuber

    He does nothing for me, neither his acting does for his films….too bland!

  • marlie

    “Muffin-head hair.” Hahahahahaha!

    He looks fine. But “fine” is about all I can muster.

  • jw_ny

    well…he’s got that one look down, what else has he got?

    (rhetorical question ’cause I know that mannequin can’t give any more than that….)

  • barbarienne

    OMG you’re right, total muffin head!

    The close up where his hair is a bit rumpled looks better. Probably because it’s more like a cocoanut macaroon.

  • harlowish

    Zac Efron has been freaking me out over the last year because he’s slowly turning into my brother. Efron’s still a little prettier around the eyes than my bro, but other than that they could be twins. Freaky weird.

  • oldbobbydraper

    i don’t see the appeal of this guy. i’m glad i had leo in the 90s; the quality of tiger beat boys has dropped dramatically.

  • jetpackdino

    He looks terrible in these. What was he doing? Is he trying to change his image, trying to go for a “serious dramatic actor” thing? It didn’t work. He looks constipated.

  • OrigamiRose

    He needs more Blue Steel in his repertoire :)

  • korilian

    He kind of looks like the shoot ran long and he started to get sleepy.

  • Susan Lopaty-Pechman

    hysterical. You are my new BFF

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Standard pretty. Not enough for me.

  • Catiline

    He’s no Mark Ruffalo, but this is the first time he hasn’t seemed completely sexless and plastic to me. A step in the right direction.

  • starrika

    He doesn’t do anything for my ladyparts, but I do love him. He does the musicals thing well and he seems to be picking roles to help him grow as an actor. Plus, I’ve thought him a doll ever since his interview with Out (or was it The Advocate?) where he was surprisingly thoughtful and gracious.

  • Carina

    I just want to give him a bottle of milk and put him down for a nap.

  • l_c_ann

    Feather underarm tats? Is there a hidden meaning or something?

    • snarkykitten

      yes, the meaning being “I have terrible taste in tattoos”
      but at least you can tell what they are and they don’t look like some scratcher did it in their basement. (Looking at you, Lena Dunham)

  • Pants_are_a_must

    This guy seriously needs the diner guyditorial. He is so bland at working a lens, he actually needs the visual interest of the abandoned chairs and counters that inanely symbolize the deterioration of the good ol’ American image.

  • formerlyAnon

    He does nothing for me (he’s like a juvenile and less virile Ricky Martin, who also does nothing for me), and in these photos looks as if he’s auditioning for the part of a likable “everyman” who through romantic comedy-style misfortunes finds himself working as some kind of gigolo/escort whose clients adore his puppy dog eyes.

  • hellkell

    Help me out–why is he famous?

  • snarkykitten

    he looks as bored as I feel looking at him

  • Trisha26

    I’m just waiting for the dress shoes without socks trend to stop. Seriously – no blisters?

  • dickylarue

    I imagine he struggles a lot deciding what he wants for dinner.

  • MissAmynae

    He’ll always be Link to me. And I’m okay with that, since he was a fantastic Link.

  • Contralto

    Did he have some work done? He looks different, and it isn’t the stubble.

  • smallgirlsaretrouble

    I’m getting a Jared Leto vibe in the second last pic

  • joy peace

    He looks good, hair and all. I feel he models simply for the cash. His passion is acting.