Charlotte Hannah
May 23, 2012

Zac Efron Attempts to Grow Facial Hair

Everyone’s favorite baseball team captain was spotted at LAX recently, and it looks like he got a little something on his lip. Oh wait, that’s a mustache.

The 24-year-old former teen star was on his way to Cannes, where his new film, The Paperboy, is premiering, when he debuted this somewhat questionable new look.

Since the star graduated from his High School Musical days, he has seemed desperate to prove to the world that he’s all grown up. He got himself a totally ridiculous, trendy ‘YOLO’ tattoo (so deep, bro), demonstrated his talent for quickly removing women’s bras on the Australian TV show Hot30 Countdown, and even ‘accidentally’ dropped a condom on the red carpet at the premiere for The Lorax.

Now he seems to be taking the final step toward (what he perceives as) ultimate manliness with this disappointing mustache. Does anyone else see this picture and think of this guy?

Mustaches on men are sort of like tall stilettos on women – some people wear them well; some people don’t, and when those who don’t try to wear them anyway, it’s often embarrassing. I know this firsthand, as I once bailed into a Halloween display in a store while attempting to rock a pair of red pumps. The moral of the story is to accept your limitations, whether they exist in the form of patchy facial hair or an inability to balance in heels.

Now, enjoy this picture of one star who makes the ‘stache look good: