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Zac Efron - 2008 ALMA Awards

Zac Efron - 2008 ALMA Awards

Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale pose together backstage at the 2008 ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday in Pasadena, Calif.

Zac and Ashley were on-hand to present the special achivement award to Kenny Ortega for Outstanding Director of a Made for TV Movie. (Kenny Ortega recently direct Zac and Ashley in High School Musical 3.

Zac, 20, is looking to move forward after carving his initial niche in the acting world. “I want people to see that I have grown up and moved on. I know for sure – and I need a new start,” said Zac.

He added, “I’m looking for something new and exciting to do. I want to do something dark, or a comedy. There’s tons of icons that I would love to work with on something new and exciting!”

UPDATE: Pics of Zac and Ashley presenting at the ALMA’s have been added!

10+ images of Zac Efron at the 2008 ALMA Awards…

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Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty, John Shearer/WireImage
Posted to: Ashley Tisdale, Will.I.Am, Zac Efron

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  • maya!

    zac is awesome! and i love ashley tisdale plus her dress.

  • sydney


  • Jennifer W

    zac is great and i will watch anything new zac makes. zac is amazing and i will always support zac

  • kourtney

    awe, they look nice

  • sydney


  • alessandrah

    aww Zac <3

  • dee

    He’s there to support Kenny Ortega. Why not add that since people like to freak out over nonlatins at a Latin awards show.

    He looks hot.
    Ashley, no words to describe my disgust. Get rid of some of that grease.

  • Boji

    Nice to know Zac made it to the red carpet affair and Ashley looks good here. The BF and The BFF together, cute.

  • zanessa 4eVERRR!

    im soooo proud of him! he really is a great actor

  • ashlee

    zac and ashley presented the award to kenny ortega.

    wonder how come there are no pics of them with kenny?

  • amanda

    i didn’t see any pictures of zac on the red carpet. don’t think he walked the red carpet. there was a picture on one of the wire images of him and ash presenting the award to kenny, though.

  • shut up

    girly man (boy)

  • girlleader1


  • zanessa/jashley

    Ah..Zac’s there. With Ashley :D That’s pretty cool. I think he needs to get a trim…haha, his hair is growin’ long. But he is looking HOTT. I can’t believe he wants to make a dark movie…haha that will definitely be a new start to him. Good luck Zac :D

  • amanda

    here are pics of zac and ash presenting the award to kenny:|1&axs=0|82396471%2c82395705%2c82395696%2c82395688%2c82395678|0&id=82396471

  • cl

    Also presented, for Kenny.

    The kenny and zac pic is sweet.

  • lolol

    Man talk about delusional. I feel sorry for the pathetic people that think this a “zashly thing. It’s never happened and it never will. I hope one day when you grow up you’ll cry at how pathetic you were.

    Add the Kenny pic Jared.

  • Isla

    I love zac and ashley <3

  • sarah

    he needs to cut his hair.

  • m

    what is he trying to prove with growing his hair out? hello, you’re like 20 years old and you look like a teenager!

  • http://ewf Suri

    Where is Vanessa??

  • http://ewf Suri

    Where is Vanessa??

  • tami

    zac need a haircut. look like ashley forgot to wash hers. and why is she so orange?

  • tom c

    Ashley’s dress is way too low cut. Makes her look cheap.

  • LuckyL

    Zac has great goals and he looks good here. Ashley does indeed look cheap.

  • A Logical Person
  • zz

    awwwww Zac hugging Kenny, how sweet! Zac looks hot, I prefer his hair a bit shorter though.

  • LuckyL

    Congratulations to the director, Kenny Ortega.

  • Boji

    Get over the Zashley thing already! They are co-actors and good friends period. I agree this delusional pairing is getting tiresome. For the love of them please give them credit for their choices.

  • LuckyL

    A Logical Person @ 08/18/2008 at 1:10 am

    Something for the delusional youngsters to read:
    Thanks dude, although I’m too old and none too delusional, good article.

  • kell

    he looks like a homo

  • Boji

    Kenny well deserves this award and who better to present this other than the HSM cast. At least Zac and Ashley were there. Corbin and Vanessa are on the road.

  • Tracy

    Vanessa is on Tour.

  • tami

    look like ashley is doing one of those “i got milk” commercial. above her lip is white.

  • Kristina

    Vanessa isn’t here because of her tour.

  • nina

    Ash looks gorgeous.

  • vanguard

    The concert goers in west Virginia say he was at Van’s concert and now the Iowa concert goers saw him get out of her touring bus, watch the show from the sound box and then one of them finally got to speak with him and give him a hug after the show. Then he and Van walked hand in hand back to the bus.

    It may be me but you have to really love someone to go and spend time with them on a touring bus. LMAO!!!

  • http://nothing pamela

    TISDALE sucks everyday with her character and appearance..Hudgens is better..she’s the best;***

  • Amelia25

    I prefer a short Zac´s hair, but i love he always change his color and long hair, he can does all, cause he looks amazing always.

  • vanguard

    The tour thing may also explain why we see him at the Audi thing on Friday and then don’t see him for a whole week. Even the paps wouldn’t figure he’d be going to West Virginia or Iowa. LMAO

  • yets

    But i miss vanessa.

  • Malia

    You know, Kenny is going to miss not working with the HSM cast. And I’m sure they will all miss working with him, too. They’ve all said he is the most fun person ever to work for. It’s like going to work every day and having fun.

    Anyway, only 67 more days till HSM3 hits theaters in the U.S.

  • Lanie

    Why do posts where Zac is included always end up with people being referred to as delusional? It only makes the people doing the namecalling look bad.

    Now as for these pics, I think they both look great! Ashley’s dress is gorgeous! I think it’s awesome that they presented an award to Kenny since he’s obviously had a huge role in their success:)

  • anon.

    yes, zac needs to cut his hair. his face is maturing and the haircut just doesn’t match.

  • http://nothing pamela

    ashley always coping Vanessa ,always, her smile is very similar like vanessa, dudesss

  • Val

    Zac looks cute but kind of out of it lol.
    Ashley just didn’t put it together right at all.

    Good luck to Zac with his future goals. I hope he does well in the future.

  • Avril

    YAY! They look cute!!!!!!!
    Finally Zashley!!!!!!!!
    I love to see them together!!!!!!!!
    Ash looks Great!!!!!!

  • ximenaa

    i loveee zac and ashley!!!!!!
    they look so good together!

  • tami

    zac looks super hot.

    looks like the tan from his 10-day caribbean vacation has already faded.