Much debate is held in the Ahlan! office about the merits of the perfectly facially-assembled Zac Efron, compared to the purity ring-wearing adorableness of Joe Jonas or the scruffy Brit badboy that is R-Patz.
So, in our very own ‘Man-Olympics’, we’re pitting the current three most in-demand guys on the planet against each other to find out who’s the hottest.
It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Right?
Image:Zac cemented his image as Mr Nice Guy, thanks to his turn as clean-cut jock, Troy, in the HSM movies. But lately he has made attempts to dirty himself up a la R-Patz.
Edginess:As a Disney star, Zac has to stay as clean cut as poss, but that hasn’t stopped him from posing with a (gasp!) naked model for a recent shoot for Interview magazine, which has caused ripples of controversy across the pond.
Girls:That stunning admission from Megan Fox aside – “I’m obsessed with Zac Efron!” – our boy has dated Vanessa Hudgens since 2006.
Fans:Despite the tween girls in their millions lasting after him, Zac says it’s the fan’s mums that are the most insane. “The moms get absolutely crazy,” he reveals. “Inevitably if someone is grabbing you too hard, or won’t let go, it’s not a young fan. It’s a mom or grandma!”
Celeb besties:When he’s not hanging out with his HSM chums, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu, Zac’s recently acquired an NBF in the form of Leonardo DiCaprio, after the pair met at a Lakers game recently.
Humility:Showing a total humble awareness of his teen heartthrob status, Zac insists, “Most of the directors I’d want to work with don’t even know who I am. Their daughters might.” Bless.
Image:Rob’s become the poster boy for the unwilling movie idol, denying his teen heartthrob status with some distinctly non-teen fan-friendly declarations – “I took half a Valium and then went into this thing and all this stuff happened,” he told GQabout winning the role of Edward Cullen.
Edginess:The Brit gets nekkid and naughty as a young Salvador Dali in new flick, Little Ashes, and recently (jokingly!) admitted to GQ, “I love him”... about Joe Jonas!
Girls:He’d denied he’s dated Brazilian model Annelyse Schoenberger – “I’ve never met her” – and Camilla Belle – “I’m friends with Camilla” – and Kristen Stewart – “Rob and I are good friends,” she insists. But internet sources are adamant he’s dating writer, Anne Frances Anikolai, despite Rob insisting he’s single.
Fans:The ‘Twihards’, including the slightly uncomfortable-making ‘Twi-moms’, have fallen hard for Rob’s vampire alter-ego, Edward Cullen. With Rob revealing of one encounter with a seven-year-old fan, “She went really quiet and she was like, ‘Can you bite me?’ It wasn’t a joke... I looked at her and thought, ‘Do you know what you’re saying?’”
Celeb besties:Rob’s best mate is cute British actor, Tom Sturridge, but he’s also made fast friends with the likes of Katy
Perry, Hugh Jackman and, of course, all the Twilight guys.
Humility:Despite the fact that women Stateside have gone crazy for the Brit, sources claim Rob was overheard in a New York bar recently, insisting, “I can’t get laid in New York.” Yeah, not sure we believe that.
Image:He’s publicly promised to “stay pure till marriage”. But anyone who’s seen his movie, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, will realise that any teen faced with that much adulation is bound to struggle with abstinence, hmmm...?
Edginess:Joe’s said the Bros’ upcoming new album is inspired by the super-cool likes of Kings Of Leon, Prince, The Zutons and Neil Diamond.
Girls:Joe dated model-turned-singer AJ Michalka of US pop-duo Aly AJ, back in 2006, and last year famously dated country star, Taylor Swift. The pair had a bitter split and he’s now with Push beauty, Camilla Belle.
Fans:Rolling Stone magazine equated the JB’s levels of fan mayhem to “The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show”, and Joe has (a bit cheesily!) promised, “We’re all about getting closer with our fans.”
Celeb besties:His brothers aside, Joe counts the likes of Miley, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez among his charmed inner-circle.
Humility:The teen idol’s not quite there yet, saying, “It’s funny when you find out there are other celebrities with crushes on you, like when I read that Lauren Conrad from The Hills liked me.”
And the hottest is...
Having thoroughly (and scientifically!) investigated all aspects of these three gorgeous guys, we have to say that, although Zac is by faaaar the most world-famous of the trio – we’re calling a tie between Rob and Joe, because we think their crazy fans’ behaviour makes them super-hot (and possibly, super-susceptible to being stalked) right now!