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Zac Efron’s ‘dad bod’ transformation on Netflix show shocks fans
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Zac Efron’s ‘dad bod’ transformation on Netflix show shocks fans

Father’s Day is long over, but there’s a new “daddy” causing a stir.

Zac Efron — who morphed from a hunky high schooler in “High School Musical” to a ripped lifeguard in 2018’s “Baywatch” reboot — has reinvented himself yet again in his new Netflix series.

Fans are dubbing the 32-year-old actor a dad with a body to match in “Down to Earth,” a show where he travels the world to experience different cultures and explore environmental sustainability.

In the episodes, which premiered July 10, Efron’s signature abs and impressive muscles are covered in button-down shirts and baseball caps. The actor, who looks more rugged, also sports longer hair and a beard.

Viewers called out his physique as looking a bit huskier and labeled him Daddy, slang for an attractive older man.

“Zac Efron has turned into a total Daddy and I’m here for it,” tweeted Robyn Rose. “Dad bods get me hot.”

Efron appears shirtless in the Netflix show, revealing an upper body that is decidedly broader than his “Baywatch” days.

Zac Efron’s ‘dad bod’ transformation on Netflix show shocks fans
Efron still appears shirtless in “Down to Earth,” but fans have deemed him heftier — in a good way.Netflix

Fans have taken to social media to show their amazement at his transformation. “I’d like Zac Efron’s parents’ phone number so I can just leave a 3 minute voicemail of me applauding,” tweeted @theradiohag.

In particular, viewers are swooning over his scruff chest hair and lack of a defined six-pack.

“I realized that when I was done with that movie, I don’t ever want to be in that good of shape again,” the actor said in April, in reference to his erstwhile washboard abs (which took an intense exercise regimen and strict diet to achieve). “You’re working with almost no wiggle room, right? You’ve got things like water under your skin that you’re worrying about, making your six-pack into a four-pack. S - -t like that it’s just not … it’s just stupid.”

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Just because he’s lost his eight-pack, though, doesn’t mean Efron is has sprouted a beer belly.

“If people are saying Zac Efron as a ‘dad bod’ looking like this … there’s no hope for the rest of us,” Ben Hallem of Austin, Texas, tweeted.

Yes! Daddy Zac Efron is the twist 2020 needed! 😅 pic.twitter.com/AjMpHtopPI

— Portia MacIntosh (@PortiaMacIntosh) July 14, 2020

All the attention hasn’t gone unappreciated. Efron tweeted, “Love you guys,” earlier this week.