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Vanessa Hudgens - "Seventeen" February 2008

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Vanessa Hudgens is the cover girl for the February 2008 issue Seventeen magazine.

Here are some great snippets from the High School Musical‘s revealing interview:

How are you feeling about the [nude picture] scandal? I’m much better now. But truthfully I don’t like talking about it. It was something that was meant to be private, and even though it isn’t anymore, I’d still like to keep it as private as I can. It was very traumatic, and I am extremely upset it happened. I hope all my fans can learn from my mistake and make smart decisions. 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 along the way.

Who told you the photos had been leaked? I found out from my manager. We heard some story was going to break in the tabloids, and I was like, What?!? A few days later, the picture came out while I was on vacation in Australia. Thank God, I wasn’t home–it would have sucked if I was at home. So I got to be away from L.A. for about a millisecond. But when I came back, it got kind of crazy.

How did you explain the situation to your mom? I was just open with her, and she was just so cute. She was like, “Well, everyone can be naked if they want to.” [Laughs] My parents are very supportive of me. And they know I’m a teenager, and yes, kids do stupid things sometimes. It’s very unfortunate because with the Internet these days, you don’t have a personal life. Nothing is private: Everyone knows everything, and they can find out everything about you. You’re not as safe as you think you are, and you have to be aware of the people you’re around.

It’s great that Zac stood by you through all this. To you, what’s the best thing about him? He always makes me happy. He literally knows exactly what to do to make me laugh.

Do you ever think about the future with Zac? No. It’s fun having a boyfriend. He’s a friend and a cute friend who you like. It’s nice. But only time will tell. I’m still young, and I have my girlfriends and I have my family. I think that it’s definitely important to have balance. I think girls can be sucked into the relationship and give too much. They like to be so into their boyfriends, you know? And you can’t do that, because you get too infatuated–and then you lose contact with your friends. It happens to a lot of girls.

To read the full article, visit Vanessa-Anne.org.

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  • http://optimum.com zanessa110

    cute!

  • http://optimum.com zanessa110

    yay!i was first!

  • kaite

    2nd woot

  • sarah

    4th =]

  • kristen0606

    this article was soooo cute!!! she looks really pretty!! :)

  • me

    3rd? lol whatevaa.

    cuteeeeee, i love her. she doesnt even deny her and zac are together for once

  • me

    lol!

    i type too slow

  • gigi

    I Am very glad for V. She is amazing!!! singer,dancer, you name it!!!!1

  • http://www.briansutton.com Wedding Photographers

    Definitely cute.

  • God bless vanessa

    God bless vanessa

  • goz

    OMG! so cool she looks cute!

  • skyler

    she looks so pretty :]

  • Sara

    I LOVE VANESSA

  • http://talkingbeansannieyahoo.com NJINTHEHOUSe

    she looks soooooo pretty. You go Vanessa!!!1

  • Nikki

    GORGEOUSE!!
    I LOVE YOU VANESSA

  • http://www.acornrack.com/hollywoodhills Zanessa Forever!!!!

    ZANESSA FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!

    She is so beautiful and natural!!!

  • keisha

    I totally love her attitude. She sounds sensible and strong and aware that she is not perfect. Really looking forward to her album now. I might just order some of those mags for the teenagers I work with.

    She and Zac have finally decided to openly acknowledge their relationship. Sounds like they’re having a good time with each other. Really glad she is happy.

  • vandina

    BUT SHE SAID THAT SHE DOESNT THINK ABOUT ABOUT HE FUTURE WITH ZAC

  • http://none xbabyvx

    i think that unfair the that americas next top model girl has to share a cover, jaslene got her own cover

  • http://talkingbeansannieyahoo.com NJINTHEHOUSe

    Love Vanessa cant wait for her new cd or single comes out

  • narf

    Great story and beautiful pictures. Keep going forward Vanessa, your fans still support you 100%.

  • http://talkingbeansannieyahoo.com NJINTHEHOUSe

    its just to say, she like her private life

  • http://talkingbeansannieyahoo.com NJINTHEHOUSe

    she isnt gonna say…. yeah zac and i have been talking about the future, then there would be a PANDAMONIUM

  • clara

    This was a good interview,she’s cute. I love what she said about everything. Sure some of it might not be entirely true, but it’s her personal life, she’s not going to tell the whole world everything. It’s also nice to see that both Zac and Vanessa play off their relationship instead of it being just Zac doing it all the time. The quiz part was amusing.

  • kristen0606

    vanessa looks soo pretty!! i love her outfits that she wears in the mag!! i like how she is soo mature in this interview!!! it shows that she has grown up a lot!!! :)

  • Chelsea

    wow,if they say she is “too pretty” that means they don’t want her in their movie.

    could she say that she was pretty any more times?!

  • Juany

    Re diva!!!! me encanta!!!!!!!

  • narf

    Cangratulations on making first comment zanessa110.

  • Yvie

    Vanessa looks absolutely beautiful in these pictures and I totally LOVE her interview. Now this is the way to start off the New Year for “V” with a positive article and a great attitude. More power to you Vanessa!

  • Reno dee

    Sounds like she has a really good head on her shoulders, which is rare these days.

    Don’t worry about her not thinking of a future with Zac, she’s just having fun in the “right now”. She’s young and they are having fun. She’s been blessed to have a relationship with someone like him…who knows exactly what to do/say to make her laugh and she trusts him.

    I’m impressed that she’s honest about the scandal. Considering there are others out there that have cocaine found in their jeans pocket and deny it’s theirs. LOL

  • stephanie

    TOOO FAKE.
    LOSER.

  • lays

    i lover herrr!!!!!!

  • suzy

    love her. :)

  • Vale

    love love her!!
    she’s great and an amqazing person!!

  • ellie

    Ok, I wasn’t going to come back today, but I had to comment on this.

    This article showcases all of the things we fans love about Vanessa: Her maturity, her down-to-earth sensibilities, her sense of fun and her strong sense of identity.

    She’s come through adversity and hasn’t let it bring her down. Plus the cute quote about Zac always making her happy makes this HRA’s heart melt. :)

  • Reno dee

    stephanie @ 01/02/2008 at 9:48 pm

    TOOO FAKE.
    LOSER.

    ————————-
    Case in point…”good head on her shoulders, which is rare these days”. I rest my case. LOL

  • gigi

    Well it’s good that she doesn’t think about the future with zac. Did u really think they would b 2gether 4ever! they are young. ppl were saying they were the next justney( Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears),but, unlike vanessa, britney talked about her life with justin And wanted a family with him. That’s part of why her life is in wrecks.

  • http://www.monkiechichi.com anamalia

    what a freakshow, her mother is a sleasy litle munchkin. she didnt even discipline her child, and the way that vanessa vomit handles the situation like “oh i am just so cute
    ” makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mia

    Wow, she really opened up. I loved the whole article.

  • Lola

    I think she sounded a little full of herself.
    Like the part;

    ‘i’m not just a pretty face. i am talented. i think pretty girls in general get a lot of crap in the business, because it’s all “you’re too pretty for that part-we need someone who’s grittier’

    I don’t think she is all that talented. Just my opinion.

  • uscloveremma

    i liked this article, it really shows her maturity. not to mention the fact that she looks beautiful on the cover.

    anamalia @ 01/02/2008 at 9:52 pm
    ————————————————
    how do you know her mom didn’t punish her? do you talk to her mom personally? i don’t think that her she is gonna tell the everyone exactly how she was punished

  • http://optimum.com zanessa110

    thanks narf, im really happy.

  • Reno dee

    anamalia @ 01/02/2008 at 9:52 pm what a freakshow, her mother is a sleasy litle munchkin. she didnt even discipline her child, and the way that vanessa vomit handles the situation like “oh i am just so cute
    ” makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!
    —————————–
    How do you discipline an 18 year old adult? Just curious.

  • sss

    sure she nid to say she is talented! did u see any of other celeb saying…i sux i am talentless?? duh

  • http://talkingbeansannieyahoo.com NJINTHEHOUSe

    Please why must unknown indivduals be so intimated by others success. People like you guys are what makes people like HER strive to prove you wrong.

  • zuhnessuhlovuhh.

    i love thiss (:
    i’m definetly going to buy it, aha.
    she’s so strong, and not afraid to talk about the “issue” that happens.
    she’s so sweet and open (: and i kinda agree with her about the zac thing.
    people can get so sucked into their love relationships and don’t care about their friends anymore.
    but zanessa should live, aha.
    their cuteee (:

  • Reno dee

    anamalia @ 01/02/2008 at 9:52 pm what a freakshow, her mother is a sleasy litle munchkin. she didnt even discipline her child, and the way that vanessa vomit handles the situation like “oh i am just so cute
    ” makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!
    ——————————–
    By the way…you didn’t think the photo being public was punishment enough. Maybe her mother should have flogged her or did the Chinese water torture and made her tell her who she sent them to and why…

  • menna

    ew, she’s back…

  • narf

    Reno dee, how are you this fine evening?

  • suzy

    Lola @ 01/02/2008 at 9:52 pm I think she sounded a little full of herself.
    Like the part;

    ‘i’m not just a pretty face. i am talented. i think pretty girls in general get a lot of **** in the business, because it’s all “you’re too pretty for that part-we need someone who’s grittier’

    I don’t think she is all that talented. Just my opinion
    ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
    If she did not think was talented why would she bother to be a singer & actress she is not confident in her self and there is nothing wrong in that. If you are not confident how do you expect to ever get hired if you think you have NO talent?
    Also she does have a pretty face would you like her to lie about that she was hired by Neutrogena for her pretty face.