Zac Efron already ditched his token shaggy locks for a flipped-up ’do in “Charlie St. Cloud,” but now he’s made a radical hair change that could rival Watsongate. Efron traded his pretty head of hair for a military buzz cut while he was filming on the set of “The Lucky One,” and a fan who snapped a photo with the former Disney star debuted Efron’s new look via Twitter.
Filming wrapped on “The Lucky One” on Tuesday, but Efron decided he wasn’t going to be the only lucky member of the crew to walk away with a shorter haircut. Since everyone is feeling charitable for the holidays, Efron made a deal with the crew of “The Lucky One” last week. For every crewmember who shaved their heads like he did, Efron would donate cash to the local charity Kingsley House. The Louisiana-based organization lists its mission as educating children, strengthening families and building community.
Thirty crewmembers took Efron up on his proposal, New Orleans’ daily paper the Times-Picayune reported, including two who donated their hair to Locks of Love. The exact amount of money Efron has agreed to donate to Kingsley House hasn’t been announced yet, but the Times-Picayune is reporting that it’s thousands of dollars.
“He likes doing things for charity — two Make-A-Wish kids made a visit to the set while he was there — and he felt like he wanted to do something for a New Orleans charity since he had such a nice time shooting there,” Efron’s publicist Gina Hoffman told the New Orleans newspaper.
So for everyone out there hoping Efron’s radical hair change was a result of his recent breakup with longtime girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, your hopes have gone unanswered. When People recently caught up with Hudgens at her birthday party last week, she also confirmed that she and Efron are “good” after their split.