We are sure you already know about those particularly mind-blowing viral pictures of that Zac Efron look-alike that went viral on the Internet this past week, but what you may not know is that they are total fake news. Surprising? Yes. Disappointing? No. Because to be honest here, it was very much unsettling to know that Zac's beauty wasn't as unique as we thought it was – that there was just another guy roaming around the world who looked EXACTLY like him. Okay, maybe we're just being total superfans here – but it is very nice to know there is only one Zac. Now let us explain, as we breathe a sigh of relief that this other Troy Bolton-esque creature does not exist.
It all started when some photos went viral of this ~other~ Zac, looking quite like a normie – like totally average guy, we're talking. It's just that his face looks like Zac. Weird. Very, very weird.
How on earth is this NOT Zac Efron??? pic.twitter.com/ptd1XMD92L— black honey 🌙 (@ImEstranged) December 3, 2017
Turns out, it was a classic case of catfishing. Yep, that's right. This mystery guy was really just all thanks to Photoshop. They tricked us, they really did trick us good. Fans came to notice that some of the photos were actually edited pics of famous male model Joe Collier and his girlfriend. Not cool, people! Having fun with editing celebs' pics is totally fine, but it's never okay to catfish – this account was just feeding us straight up lies!
Its fake, the girl on the third picture is model joe collier’s girlfriend. See it for yourself they’re wearing the same jacket and its the same background which means he photoshopped zac efron’s head into joe’s. pic.twitter.com/3fBj1wY73Q— . (@delusionyles) December 11, 2017
Well, if one thing is for sure it is to always be skeptical when it comes to believing things you see on the Internet. But don't worry, that's why you have us – to crack the codes of even the most tricky Photoshop mysteries.
Now, will the real Zac Efron please stand up?