If you thought nothing could ruin the godlike image of Zac Efron, you’d be wrong. It turns out having your look inspired by a toasted sandwich can put a real dampener on your Hollywood heartthrob status.
Earlier this year, Efron and his blonde locks broke the internet, but now, he’s back to grab headlines again. The 31-year-old is sporting a new hairstyle in Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum.
Taking that whole idea of shaving slits into your eyebrows, fans have been triggered by Efron’s bleached hair and panini-inspired facial fuzz.
When he first shared a shot of his unique look last year, one eagle-eyed Twitter user wrote, “Zac Efron out here looking like a perfectly grilled panini sandwich.” Is Kenzie Tierney secretly from the future and have they already read this article?
Well, it turns out we were right all along. The New Yorker’s Laura Leibowitz confirms that Korine was at the recent SXSW and revealed Efron’s hair was genuinely modelled on a panini.
Harmony Korine said the inspiration behind Zac Efron’s Beach Bum hairstyling was “a panini.” pic.twitter.com/G6rT30bAPa
— Lauren Leibowitz 🦋 (@lleibowitzz) March 10, 2019
Whether you love it or loathe it (chances are you loathe it), the internet couldn’t hold itself and soon started responding in awe.
— Matt Script (@scriptamode) March 11, 2019
Zac Efron burned his face with Michael Scott’s George Forman grill.
— Fernando (@jedifernando57) March 11, 2019
— Kyler Murray’s leadership skills (@thejd44) March 11, 2019
Hi, can I get a ham and cheese panini with extra mayo? Thanks.
— Angeles Romero (@angeles524) March 11, 2019
In The Beach Bum, Efron plays a drug rehabilitation patient going by the name of Flicker. The movie follows Matthew McConaughey as a “rebellious stoner” and also stars the likes of Snoop Dogg and Isla Fisher. If you remember when NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick gave himself a pineapple-esque look in the ’90s, it looks like Efron took it one step further.
The question remains though, what other food can we bring into our lives? Having your hair cut with holes to look like swiss cheese, dyeing it with candy cane stripes, or getting a Super Noodle perm? Either way, well done Zac, you’ve made me hungry and it’s only 11 am. I’m definitely having a panini for lunch!
[Featured Image: Lionsgate/Pexels]