Baywatch is only the latest ’80s remake to roll down the Hollywood conveyor belt that brought us such reboots as 21 Jump Street and Dukes of Hazzard, but the burning question remains: Will the muscly manflesh quotient be anywhere near as high as the original lifeguard drama at its Speedo-clad peak?
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And more importantly, how does Zac Efron stack up to the parade of cheesecake that bounded through each of Baywatch‘s eleven seasons?
Here’s Zac Efron:
And here’s David Chokachi:
Zac Efron again:
Once again… Zac Efron:
And here’s Zac Efron again, in the latest trailer for the film:
Although they’re all hunks in a swim suit, I’d say Zac stacks up just fine! 😉
He doesn’t… hell, I’d do Newman over Zac Efron.
David is the best one so far
Not even close! Michael Berlin and David Chokachi rocked it. Zac is way to bulky and hairy. He is closers to the Hoff! Yuk.
What about David Charvet?
Queerty wanted to push Zac Efron as their fave (I’m surprised they didn’t throw in David Hasselhoff), so they left out the guy that he can’t hold a candle to.
David Charvet wins this (obvs).
Yep. It’s all about the Charvet.
David Chokachi was the reason I realized that I was indeed a gay.
Charvet? Abso freaking lutetly! Efron is cute but he doesn’t bring the hot like Charvet did.
The original guys are all so much better than Efron, 1000x times better.
Thank you for this! I’d completely forgotten that David Chokachi exists. Before there was the Internet, there were blank VHS tapes + Baywatch. He got the 12-yr old me there too many times to count.
Look, I wouldn’t push any of them out bed. They are all wonderfully handsome men and none of them are looking to date any of us here.
BAYWATCH really wasn’t an 80s show. It premiered in 1989 but was quickly canceled by NBC. It was rebooted for syndication in 1990 and became iconic in that era running for 11 seasons.
Zak Efron/David Hasselfof? I think the choice is obvious.
Hmm, after reading comments maybe not so obvious. Well, it is for me. Zak is #1.
Well, pudman, you and I are in the minority. I’d take Zac any day over these other guys. When Zac doesn’t shave his chest or legs, he can melt icebergs. The Titanic would never have sunk had he been a passenger.
David and Michael can get it!!!!
No comparison to David Chokachi at all, ZERO, NONE, Efron couldn’t carry Chokachi’s tanning butter.
Hopefully, the original cast were growers, not showers.
The original was on broadcast TV. Showing was out. They probably had to wear undies that minimized the bulge. They can go much farther in an R-rated movie reboot – and judging by the trailers, they have. I don’t think a straight-up reboot could have worked, but one playing for all the laughs and all the raunch just might.
I’d like to the bottomboy for BOTH David Chokachi and Zac Efron – at the same time.
Yes, it is completely negligible that David Charvet isn’t included here, because he was far + away the most beautiful of the Baywatch cast—the only one close was Kelly Slater!! Zac Efron, especially in his current unnaturally over-muscled state, is nothing next to them. At least when he was skinnier he was sort of cute. Now he doesn’t even look real. + Charvet is still magnificent!!!
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