By Mandi Bierly
Updated July 07, 2009 at 07:19 PM EDT

Normally, I don’t pause to read Zac Efron stories, but this photo of his biceps new haircut caught my attention, as did E! Online asserting that Efron got “the Robert Pattinson cut,” and People asking whose recent trim is hotter: Zac’s or its recent cover bachelor Chace Crawford’s? Suddenly, I don’t want Zac to be compared to Pattinson or to have him coming in second to Crawford (who’s winning with 64 percent of the vote). I’m pretty sure I would even sit through 17 Again right now. Am I the only one experiencing a sudden, new allegiance to the High School Musical star now that he’s the teensiest bit of an underdog and has those biceps but should lose that necklace?

addCredit(“Limelight Pictures”)