He might be a heartthrob but Justin Bieber is no muscle man.
So the Canadian teen singer might well be slightly envious of a strapping young man who swept his girlfriend off her feet yesterday.
Selena Gomez was celebrating Ashley Tisdale's birthday at the beach in Malibu when a hunky young man picked up up high into the air.
Swept off her feet: Selena Gomez found herself being hoisted up into the air by a strapping male friend
Bieber's squeeze, who is currently making the shift from Wizards of Waverly Place innocence to Spring Breakers debauchery, was seen frolicking on the sands with the male companion.
Her friend heaved her onto his shoulder to give her a fireman's lift into the sea.
Not the hair! Selena runs away from the ocean in fear of getting her locks damp
Not such a muscle man: Justin, seen here in Mexico in January would no doubt struggle to lift his girlfriend
But the pretty 19-year-old clearly didn't want to soak her locks prior to the evening's festivities, and quickly scarpered back out of the water.
With Justin's slim frame he might well not be able to carry his girlfriend in such a fashion.
And he wasn't at the bash to take up the challenge either.
While Justin was absent from the party Vanessa Hudgens brought along her own beau Austin Butler.
The couple arrived prepared clutching at an overnight bag ready for a big night ahead.
The former squeeze of Zac Efron, 23, showed off her trim midriff and belly piercing in animal print trousers together with a delicate cream cropped lace top.
Austin was dutifully on carrying duty, juggling two bags and his phone as his girlfriend followed.
Guests of honour: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend Ashley Tisdale's 27th birthday celebrations
Beach babe: Selena Gomez plays on the sand - minus Justin Bieber
Besotted: Ashley Tisdale received a birthday kiss from boyfriend Scott Speer
Birthday girl Ashley Tisdale, meanwhile, was seen in smooching boyfriend Scott Speer.
She was dressed appropriately for the weather in a lime green string bikini and Daisy Dukes.
Ashley and Scott, who wore jeans and a long-sleeved shirt the entire time, enjoyed a make out in full view over onlookers, cementing they are stronger than ever after their split in December.
He has his uses: Austin appears to carry the overnight bag, while Vanessa just holds her leather jacket
Good day girls? Vanessa and Ashley got the giggles as they headed for dinner after the beach at a restaurant in Malibu
Best pals: The actresses have been friends since starring in High School Musical together
Ashley & Selena on MUZU.TV.