Celebrity of the Year Finalist #7: Zac Efron

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As 2007 draws to a close, it's time to reflect and pay tribute to the stars who made this a year to remember. On that note, The Hollywood Gossip is announcing its 10 finalists for its first annual Celebrity of the Year award.

They've given us their best, their worst and, in a more than a few cases, their naked pictures. Now it is time for us to give a little something back with this special feature, because without these celebrities, we are nothing.

Dazed Zac Efron

We previously profiled the unpopular gold digger Tameka Foster at #8. Now, without further delay, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #7 … Zac Efron!

Anyone that has ever glanced at this High School Musical star barely has to ask why he made the list. Those eyes. That hair. Those biceps... sorry, where were we?

Far more than a brainless dream boat, however, Efron has shown true grit and loyalty in 2007. He stuck by the side of his girlfriend throughout the infamous Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal. He didn't bash her to the press, he didn't shrink from the spotlight, and he got to go home and hit that every night.

Way to be, Zac.

Efron also starred in Hairspray this year, earning enough critical praise to land him a feature role opposite Matthew Perry in the upcoming movie Seventeen, along with a significant pay raise for High School Musical 3.

We don't know what the future will hold for Zac Efron, but we do know it will involve the screaming of countless teenage girls. Lord knows, he's earned it.

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Zac Efron Biography

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron is a young, adorable actor. He's often compared to Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. His career begin with High School Musical,... More »
San Luis Obispo, California
Full Name
Zachary Efron

Zac Efron Quotes

Everything's been stepped up a few notches, all the dances, and I think the songs are pretty catchy this time around. And it's our senior year, so we've got graduation and prom to look forward to. All fun things to have in a movie.

Zac Efron [on High School Musical 3]

You never know with teenage girls. It's funny. But they're always, most of the time they're pretty respectful, and I love 'em. I'm very grateful.

Zac Efron