Father’s Day may not be for another couple of months, but there’s a new daddy in town. Sure, Zac Efron underwent a transformation from his teen heartthrob days in High School Musical to his role as shredded lifesaver Matt Brody in Baywatch. But it’s his latest appearance in Netflix’s new docuseries Down To Earth that has fans losing their minds on Twitter.
In all honesty, Zac Efron’s rig is a far cry from the pudgy, ‘soft’ physique typically implied by the term ‘dad-bod’, with Efron still in great physical shape and likely at his strongest. The former High School Musical star has previously remarked that he “[doesn’t] ever want to be in that good of shape again. It was so hard,” when reflecting on his Baywatch six-pack, adding that “you got things like water under your skin that you’re worrying about, making your six-pack into a four-pack. Shit like that. It’s just stupid and it’s not real.”
We think Efron looks better than ever before, but the man has a track record for making audiences swoon. Take a look at Zac Efron’s transformation from his inception in High School Musical in 2006 to now.
A baby-faced Efron at a cast gathering for the first HSM in 2006.
Efron displaying the merest hint at a muscular future at a photocall for Hairspray in 2007.
Around 2009, Efron started bulking up, appearing noticeably more chiselled (and tanner) at the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards.
No, we’re not in Baywatch territory yet. This is just Efron taking a dip in the ocean in Maui in 2010.
Efron looking progressively more sculpted as the years progress – here he is in 2014, filming We Are Your Friends.
Andddd again in 2014 during the filming of Bad Neighbours.
Um… Here’s Efron looking ridiculously jacked during the filming of Baywatch in 2016. To get in shape, the then-28-yr-old trained with celebrity PT Patrick Murphy, doing workouts designed to build muscle mass while improving speed and agility.
Zac Efron in his current (not-so) Dad Bod state, in Netflix’s Down To Earth.
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