The ‘Bad Neighbours’ actor has topped heat magazine’s annual poll, knocking last year’s winner, Olympic diver Tom Daley, off the top spot and into second place, while retired soccer star David Beckham retained third place.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief Lucie Cave said website users ”voted in their thousands and selected Zac Efron as the hottest man alive”, explaining he secured top spot in the 101 Hottest Hunks list thanks to his topless appearance in ‘Bad Neighbours’ and having his shirt ripped off by Rita Ora at the MTV Movie Awards.
McBusted drummer Harry Judd and ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Star Leonardo DiCaprio took fourth and fifth place respectively, while the highest new entry was ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hunk Jamie Dornan, who took eighth spot.
Rounding out the top 10 were Bradley Cooper in sixth place, one spot ahead of Gary Barlow, and Ryan Gosling and Henry Cavill in ninth and tenth place respectively.
Meanwhile, ‘Gravity’ hunk George Clooney – who announced his engagement to Amal Alamuddin in April – dropped 37 places from last year to number 60, and Britain’s Prince Harry slid down eight places to take 32nd spot.
Here’s Heat magazine’s Hottest Hunks 2014 top 10:
1. Zac Efron
2. Tom Daley
3. David Beckham
4. Harry Judd
5. Leonardo DiCaprio
6. Bradley Cooper
7. Gary Barlow
8. Jamie Dornan
9. Ryan Gosling
10. Henry Cavill