OK, so this just has to be said: when we laid eyes on Zac Efron's new Flaunt magazine cover, the first sounds out of our mouths WERE NOT ENGLISH. They weren't even words! It was more like, "Ohhahhhooowhat?" and it took everyone in the office a full five minutes to recover from this little episode. We're telling you this slightly embarrassing recollection because a.) it's true and b). it's proof that Zac, with his 5 o'clock shadow, his groomed (but not too groomed) coif, and his baby blue eyes gazing dreamily off the page, STILL possesses an inexplicable magic power over us. No matter how old you are, no matter how awkward you might feel, there's no denying it. Embrace the hotness that is Zac Efron! After all, it's really nothing new. But whereas most recently we saw the actor put his glistening muscles on display in John John Denim's campaign, for the April issue of Flaunt he does a complete 180 and shows his softer side.
Inside the magazine, Zac works basic dude essentials like a white crewneck, dress pants, and button-ups. He completes the look with, surprisingly, a statement gold ring ( guess a little bling never hurt anyone?). Staying in line with the minimalist cover vibe, which boasts only "Zac Efron" across the front in gold lettering, these Ruven Afanador-shot images keep things classy, grown-up, and even a little retro-tinged. Between the thoughtful expression and the feather tattoo peeking out from under his sleeve, consider this your unnecessary reminder that Zefron's High School Musical days are LONG behind him.
It's a rare occasion when we get to witness Zac slipping out of his sneakers and going sockless in loafers and slim-cut black pants... so we suggest embracing it and enjoying it now. Also, one can only hope that his Flaunt cameo marks the first of MANY more magazines the actor will cover in the near future.
What do you think? Has the April issue of Flaunt surpassed BlackBook as the hottest Zac Efron magazine appearance yet?!
Buy the April issue of Flaunt, out soon.