Vanessa Hudgens: ‘Posing nude made me smarter’

By: Tim Kinnealy / October 24, 2008

For something she insists is a private matter, Vanessa Hudgens sure does talk a lot about the nude photos of her that were leaked onto the Internet. But what the hell, it’s a reasonably attractive nude girl with the added perversity of a Disney connection, so gab away, Nessie! The Mirror reports:

Everything was going so well for High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. Adored by millions of fans worldwide, the clean-cut teenager’s career was soaring when, in September last year, a scandal erupted after nude pictures of her turned up on the internet.
Vanessa, who plays shy schoolgirl Gabriella in the hit Disney movies, managed to survive the embarrassment and says she has no regrets, but admits she learned a tough lesson.
“I think that everything happens for a reason and I wouldn’t take back anything I’ve done,” she says. “I don’t like talking about it because it was something that was meant to be private and I’d still like to keep it as private as I can.
“It was very traumatic and I was extremely upset it happened, but I wouldn’t have been able to get through it if it wasn’t for my family, friends and fans who supported me all the way.”
Vanessa was 18 when the provocative pictures showing her posing naked and in skimpy lingerie appeared. She publicly apologised and, despite speculation she would be dropped from High School Musical 3 – out today – Disney, who referred to it as a “lapse of judgment”, kept her in the cast.
“I feel that I’m growing up and I’m learning,” smiles Vanessa, now 19. “I’m in control of what’s happening next. At times it’s been hard, but I feel so lucky to be where I’m at now.”

That’s right, Vanessa, nudity can be a great learning experience. For instance, up until recently I didn’t realize that elderly women don’t always appreciate it when you swing your penis around like a lasso and yodel seductively at them, no matter how much they seem to want it at the bus stop. That come-hither smile? Apparently it was just gas, according to the arrest report. The more you know!

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