Zac Efron ‘lookalike’ fools locals and tourists in Byron Bay – as the A-lister keeps a low profile with his new girlfriend Vanessa Valladares
Zac Efron has been keeping a low profile in Byron Bay since news of his romance with waitress Vanessa Valladares surfaced.
As locals and tourists alike remain on the lookout for the Hollywood star, a lookalike of the actor has been fooling the town.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal an unknown male in the region has been turning heads and making people do ‘double takes’ on the street.
That Awkward Moment: Zac Efron lookalike fools locals and tourists in Byron Bay as the A-lister goes into hiding with new ladylove Vanessa Valladares. Pictured: Zac Efron
The High School Musical star reportedly met new girlfriend Vanessa in July when she was working as a waitress at the Byron Bay General Store café.
The cafe has since become a hotspot in Byron for those hoping to catch a rare glimpse of the actor with his ladylove.
Last week, multiple cafe patrons were convinced Zac had returned to the popular haunt for a quick takeaway coffee.
Pacing the pathway outside of the venue, and wearing a hat tilted down to partially conceal his face, numerous breakfast-goers whispered and pointed.
‘We were sure it was him’: One cafe patron told Daily Mail Australia that multiple breakfast-goers at the famous General Store cafe were convinced Zac had returned for a quick takeaway coffee last week – but it was just a lookalike
Moving on: A waitress confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Vanessa no longer worked at the Byron Bay General Store café
One cafe patron told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We were sure it was him. He kept his distance from everyone and waited outside for his coffee order.’
‘It wasn’t just us, either. Others were looking. But, sadly it wasn’t him. When he looked up to drink his coffee and walk away, it was just a lookalike. We were pretty embarrassed. We wished it was the real Zac.’
A waitress confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Vanessa no longer works at the Byron Bay General Store café.
Could she be The One? Vanessa is rumoured to be staying with Zac at his rented home in Belongil Beach
Vanessa is rumoured to be staying with Zac at his rented home in Belongil Beach.
Last month, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Zac had cancelled a scheduled flight back to Los Angeles.
While Zac, 32, is living in Byron Bay for the time being, he’s expected to return to America to film the Disney+ remake of Three Men and a Baby in the coming months.
Unfinished business? Last month, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Zac had cancelled a scheduled flight back to Los Angeles after his tourist visa extension was approved