Taylor Lautner flaunts rippling 8-pack in Twilight New Moon

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Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner, who worked out nonstop to gain 30 pounds of muscle for sequel New Moon, is embarrassed by the media attention surrounding his ripped physique.

“It’s actually quite uncomfortable knowing so many people are seeing that!” Lautner, 17, tells Us. “It’s a little bit embarrassing!”

Taylor credits working out and eating around the clock for the rippling 8-pack abs he flaunts in New Moon. Gaining weight was “a lot of hard work,” says Lautner. “[It was all about] eating, working out – a lot of stuff.”

For Twilight’s next two sequels–Eclipse and Breaking Dawn–Taylor must add even more weight to his naturally lanky frame. [Editor’s note: In the book, Jacob morphs from a baby-faced 6’2″ teen to a monstrous 6’7″ werewolf.]

“Jacob continually grows throughout the series, so I’m still going to have to put on a little bit more weight,” says Taylor.

Lautner is currently in Vancouver with co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, filming Eclipse. “We are having a lot of fun hanging out in Vancouver,” says Lautner. “It’s really good.”

Twilight has flexed some serious box-office muscles, having grossed over $384 million worldwide since its release last fall while the sequel (New Moon) has grossed over $677 million worldwide so far.

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