The price of fame continues to take its toll on today’s most-talked about young stars, Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens. Both actors catapulted to stardom when they landed roles on Disney’s highly successful TV movie, High School Musical, and since then, have been under close watch of the public and the subject of much scrutiny from the media with the status of their off screen romance, Hudgens’ nude scandal, and many other controversies.
Now, another report is buzzing its way to the open. According to Star Magazine, the High School Musical actress wants a little less “metro” in Efron and is bothered by his excessive concern about his appearance, preferring her boyfriend to be manly rather than dandy.
“She wants to date a man, not a little girl,” an insider revealed to Star. “Vanessa told [Zac] to stop being such a sissy and freaking out when he gets blemishes.”
The report stemmed from a birthday bash for Hudgens’ little sister last month where Efron reportedly almost bailed on the event after spotting an enormous zit on his cheek. At one point, Hudgens reportedly offered up her tube of concealer, although this made her feel weird since she “doesn’t want to share makeup with her boyfriend.”
“He just flipped out. He knew there were a bunch of girls at the party who worship him…and he didn’t want them all staring at his pimple,” an insider told Star Magazine.
On the other hand, the High School Musical actress maintains that she never said that Efron needs to toughen up.
“That’s completely false. I never said that,” Hudgens said during an ambush interview where she was asked why she wanted Efron to be more “masculine.”
At present, Efron is currently filming the movie Seventeen, which is set to air in 2009, and is expected to reprise his signature role as Troy Bolton, along with Hudgens as Gabriella Montez, in High School Musical 3, which will film early next year.