Attention, Wildcat fans: The star of High School Musical is officially all grown up. First, Zefron made waves when he accidentally dropped a condom onto the red carpet at the premiere of kiddie flick The Lorax. Now the 24-year-old actor is moonlighting as a bra-removal expert on Australian TV. He’s breaking free!
Hot30 Countdown hosts Mel Greig and Matty Acton loved Efron’s performance in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Lucky One. Greig was especially impressed by a scene in which Efron’s character unhooks costar Taylor Schilling’s bra in one skilled flick. Though Efron initially claimed ignorance – “I don’t even remember [doing] that,” he told his interviewers – he changed his tune when Greig pulled out a pink-and-black bit of lingerie. The TV presenter convinced Efron to show off his moves – and, with a single pinch-and-slide motion, its clasp came undone. Somewhere, Vanessa Hudgens is blushing.
Speaking of Efron’s ex-girlfriend – whenever Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, or one of their fellow former Disney stars shows her sexual side, the world tends to react with pearl clutching and public shaming. But when Efron reveals himself to be an adult who – gasp! – practices safe sex and knows his way around a pair of C-cups, we share some collective amusement before moving on. Why the double standard? Is it simple sexism, or is there something about Efron that makes him immune? (That thick, lustrous hair maybe?)
Either way, the bra tutorial is funny – but I’d say that’s more due to Matty Acton’s enthusiasm and quippery (“If I had a third hand, I would still not be able to get a bra off properly”) than Efron’s smooth nonchalance. The way Acton pronounces the word “pinch” is also pure gold. Can we get this Aussie on American TV, please?