Zac Efron is the latest young celebrity to fall victim to a nude photo scandal.
Overnight, an image of what appears to be the 23-year-old 'High School Musical' star naked and doing something unmentionable sparked frenzy on Twitter, with the term 'Zac Efron' trending on the social media site.
Celebrity names trend on Twitter regularly, but given Zac has barely been in the media lately, we were rather curious as to why. And here at Hype HQ we were definitely caught by surprise to find it was due to an alleged nude photo.
So while Zac joins a growing list of young celebrities caught up in a nude photo scandal, (other inductees include his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and 'Gossip Girl' star Blake Lively), the general consensus seems to be that the photo is indeed fake. And here's why we think so.
Firstly, Zac was dating fellow 'High School Musical' alumni Vanessa Hudgens when her 'sexting' (aka sexy texting) was leaked online. We'd like to think that given Vanessa's bad experience with naked photos going viral on the web, that Zac would be a little smarter than to follow the - ahem - birthday suit.
Secondly, one Zac fan posted a Photoshop tutorial on Twitter, showing how Zac's head was potentially cut and pasted onto another photograph and passed off as him. (Also note in the comments that the hair in the mirror doesn't match Zac's hair in the 'photo'.)
And finally, Zac has quite the little nest egg sitting in the bank given his film career to date (including '17 Again,' 'Charlie St. Cloud' and a 'Hairspray' remake). Why would he be taking a photo of himself doing naughty things in what looks like a very basic hotel room?
While there is no official verdict currently on the whether it's real or fake (no reps for Zac have commented yet), we're branding this one a Fake with a capital F.RELATED VIDEO: Watch a more innocent Zac Efron in the 'Hairspray' trailer