Boy hunk Zac Efron and his on-again off-again paramour and High School Musical costar Vanessa Hudgens are to Bop and Tigerbeat what Brad and Angelina are to People and In Touch. They command covers, their every move is tracked and explained, and, for the most part, they have excellent hair. But now, with his big-screen debut in the upcoming Hairspray, 19-year-old Efron is about to make the jump from ‘Tween Town to Hollywood and Vine—a move that has left many a boy wonder in the dust (here’s looking at you, Leif Garrett).
And yet, there are encouraging signs that Efron is ready for his paparazzi close-up, including some telltale toxic bachelor behavior. After the jump, evidence that the latest dreamboat in the pantheon of famously flirtatious Zac’s (Morris, Braff, Galifianakis) will have no problem wooing the grown-up glossies.