Vanessa ranked #20 in Premiere.com's "40 Most Beautiful Hollywood Women (Right Now)" list in 2009.
Vanessa is ranked #76 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
Vanessa is ranked #18 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25".
Vanessa's best friend is her High School Musical-costar Ashley Tisdale. When Vanessa shot a movie in Texas and Ashley in NZ, they could end up talking three hours each day.
Food: chocolate and sushi
Cartoons: SpongeBob SquarePants and Courage the Cowardly Dog
of music: rock
Time of year: Summer
Time of day: night time
Topic of conversation: anything
School subject: science
Sound: her mother's laugh
TV shows: Family Guy, South Park, Degrassi, and It's a Notion
Song from HSM: Get Cha' Head In The Game
Song to perform: Let's Dance
Scent: cotton candy or anything that smells sweet
Movies: Night before Christmas and Moulin Rouge
Snack: peanut butter crackers
Favorites as a kid: Barney, Sesame Street, frozen yogurt, chocolate, and her Baby Cherry doll
Vanessa was ranked #12 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.
Vanessa's sophomore album is called Identified. It was released on July 1, 2008. "Sneakernight" was the first single off this album.
Vanessa has brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Vanessa's song "Say OK" was used to advertise the 2nd season of ABC Family's Hit Original Series, Lincoln Heights.
Vanessa actually posed nude in private pictures, in which she apologized for her lapse of judgement. But the nude pictures were taken when she was sixteen, and meant for her boyfriend at the time. Someone, unfortunately, leaked the pictures over the internet and it became a tragic phenomenon.
Vanessa won the "Choice Female Breakout star" on the 2007 Teen Choice Awards. The High School Musical cast also won "Choice TV Movie".
Vanessa attended the 2007 Teen Choice Awards with co-stars Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Zac Efron, Olesya Rulin, Ryne Sanborn, Chris Warren Jr and Kaycee Stroh.
Although Vanessa sang the duet Still There For Me with Corbin Bleu, she did not actually go into the the recording studio with him but instead sang it, recorded it, and then the song was given to Corbin to sing.
Her debut album has sold over 500,000 copies and it was certified gold for the first time in 2007.
She was named "The Heartbreaker" in Disney Channel's first DC games in 2006.
Her first solo album V debuted at #24 on the US Billboard album chart with over 34,000 copies sold during it's first week.
Vanessa is good friends with High School Musical co-stars, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron, and Corbin Bleu, along with Zoey 101's Alexa Nikolas, The Suite Life's Brenda Song, and Hannah Montana's Miley Cyrus.
Vanessa got her first gig when her friend couldn't go to an audition for a commercial and asked if Vanessa could go instead.
Vanessa is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 meters) tall.
In 2007, Vanessa's income was $2 million.
Vanessa attended the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
Vanessa is a big fan of wearing red lipstick.
Vanessa went on the HSM South America tour.
The childhood games that Vanessa played include: tug-of-war, hide and seek, and hula hoop.
Vanessa is allergic to chlorine.
Vanessa was in the Disney's High School Musical: The Concert Extreme Access Pass which will hit stores June 26 2007.
Vanessa plans to study business in the future.
Vanessa likes very unique clothes and funky styles. If there is something fun and funky she will buy it.
Vanessa likes cereal made of whole wheat.
Her guilty pleasures are watching horror movies and chocolate.
Vanessa likes mascara and takes it in her purse.
Vanessa was a spokesperson for Neutrogena skin care products. Her favorite from the company is the blush Stila Color push-up in Rose.
Vanessa Hudgens went to Guajome Park Academy when she was in 6th grade in 2001.
Vanessa's new music video for "Say OK" was shot at a bowling alley and a beach in L.A.
Vanessa's trademark is her long dark hair.
Vanessa's music video for her song "Say Ok" premiered on January 12, right after Disney Channel's new original series Cory in the House.
Vanessa always tries so hard to set a good example for her sister Stella.
Vanessa has a crush on Mario Lopez.
Her sister was almost smashed. Vanessa was almost in the middle of this, for she witnessed her sister almost getting killed. She tries hard to forget this.
She has three earholes on each side of her ear. She also has a belly button ring.
The song, "Whatever Will Be" is actually a song that reflects on her motto.
Vanessa does not like cake, but she does like ice-cream cake.
Vanessa's sister, dog, and best friend are all featured in her video "Come Back To Me".
Her friend Tia Hicks helped her with her vocals in her song "Baby Come Back".
Her best friends are Tia Hicks from Georgia and Kayslee Collins.
Vanessa's music video for her new single "Come Back To Me", premiered, right after the premiere of "The Cheetah Girls 2."
Vanessa was in a commercial for Old Navy swimwear.
Vanessa had secretly been hoping that there will be in scene in High School Musical 2 where Troy and Gabriella kiss.
Vanessa was voted Bop Magazine's 7th Hottest Star as "Hot Breakout Star', in 2007.
Vanessa Anne Hudgens went on tour with the Cheetah Girls from October 17-November 15, 2007.
Vanessa was nominated for Teen Choice Award's Choice TV Breakout Star in 2007.
She once got mobbed while shopping in Hollister with Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus. They closed the store down for the three of them so they could shop.
She is afraid of heights if she is in one spot up high for a long time.
Her best friend Ashley Tisdale describes her as "Thoughtful, trustworthy, kind, and considerate".
Vannessa's Debut CD "V" will be released with Hollywood Records on September 26, 2006 featuring her first single, "Say Ok".
Vanessa's role model is her mother. She also admires the late Natalie Wood as a role model.
Vanessa says that almost everything makes her laugh.
Vanessa would like to visit the Philippines.
Vanessa's hobby is loving to act, sing, and dance.
As a joke, Vanessa said her favorite sport is shopping and even admits to being a "shop-a-holic".
Vanessa beat out Diana DeGarmo, the American Idol's Season 3 runner up, for her lead in High School Musical.
Vanessa's first financial spluge was when she was in London and bought a Limited Edition Dior purse.
Vanessa wants to go sky-diving before she dies.
Vanessa's dream car is a Porsche Carrera GT.
Vanessa loves Frankie B jeans.
Both sets of her grandparents were musicians during the Big Band Era.
At one point, Vanessa's plan was to audition for American Idol.
She made a special appearance in "Disney Channel's Totally Suite New Year's Eve" as one of Ashley Tisdale's friends from High School Musical.
Vannessa's nickname is "Nessa", she says all of her friends call her that, but she also says that she is also called "Van", but that only her parents can call her that.
The name Vanessa is of Greek origin. The name Vanessa means, "Butterfly".
Vanessa prefers not to discuss her private life.
In 1999 at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, California; Vanessa played the role of Cindy Lou Who in a production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Vanessa preforms the song When There was Me and You. It is the only song on the High School Musical soundtrack preformed solo.
Vanessa is looking for a guy who is tons of fun, funny, sweet, and gorgeous. He should also be someone who she is comfortable with.
Vanessa wants to go to college although she is still not sure which particular college she would like to go to.
Vanessa's fashion isn't inspired by anyone. She wears what she likes.
Vanessa's favorite scene of High School Musical to film was the part where the entire cast sang and danced to the song, We're All in This Together. It was very enjoyable for her.
Vanessa's favorite foods are chocolate and sushi, she only eats cereals if they are made from whole grains and she can't stand carrots, they make her gag.
Vanessa is the third star of High School Musical to guest-star in Suite Life of Zack and Cody. The first was Monique Colman and the second was Zac Efron. Ashley Tisdale stars in both.
Vanessa claims that she is unable to whistle.
Vanessa says the whole cast of High School Musical "had a blast" filming and they are "just one big happy family."
Vanessa's father, Greg Hudgens was a firefighter.
Her duet, Breaking Free with Zac Efron rapidly became #4 on the billboard charts.
Nessa sang and danced at home ever since she was a little girl.
She moved away from Oregon because the small town she lived in failed to accommodate enough opportunities for her to flourish in the entertainment industry.
She believes entertainment does not need violence or obscenity to be entertaining.
Vanessa says she differs from her brainy character Gabriella because she enjoys spending time with friends and watching movies more than reading.
Vanessa has been home-schooled since the 7th grade and is now a high school graduate.
Vanessa was in a small-time girl group prior to anything she has ever done as a celebrity.
Vanessa has lived in Oregon and San Diego.
Vanessa enjoyed staying in "Little America" in Utah and had a blast filming High School Musical with all her co-stars.
Vanessa co-starred with Brady Corbet in both of her first two films; Thirteen where she played Noel and Thunderbirds where she played Tintin.
Her mother is Fillipino, Chinese, and Hispanic and her father is Irish and Native American, giving her five ethnicities.
The King and I, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella are just some of the musicals that Vanessa performed in.
Vanessa performs six songs on the High School Musical soundtrack: We're All in This Together, Start of Something New, Stick to the Status Quo, Breaking Free, What I've Been Looking For, I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, and When There Was Me and You.
She has a toy poodle named Shadow, three turtles, some fish, and used to have a bunny named Churros.
She auditioned for High School Musical with the song "Angels" by Jessica Simpson.
Vanessa: (on becoming more of a adult actor It's honestly just following your heart. I have been jumping into some really interesting, heavy, dark dramatic films recently. As long as you're passionate, you'll get there.
Vanessa: If you have paparazzi, you know you've gotten somewhere.
Vanessa: When you're acting, you're a character and you can hide behind that. Music is who you are right then and there--you can't hide.
Vanessa: If you really love someone, you shouldn't have to work at it. You finish each others' sentences and have the same sense of humor.
Vanessa: Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you're confident even when you're not.
Vanessa: (about her mom) She always knows what to do to cheer me up. Whenever I feel down, my mom will take me shopping or out to lunch. she's 100% there for me, and always has been. My family keeps me going no metter what.
Vanessa: One of my friends was part of the popular group and I remember her telling them, 'Come on, we should let Vanessa in.' This one other girl didn't want to let me into the group. Finally, I kind of got accepted and became good friends with her. I don't know, the whole popularity scene is funny.
Vanessa: (in January 2008) Right now, I do not like kids at all. I mean, I love my fans and everything, but when you have kids following you around all day, it's like, "Ugh, kids!" Maybe that will change when I get older.
Vanessa: Touring is tough. You're almost in a haze because you don't really know where you are half the time: You're in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you're back on an airplane. It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family.
Vanessa: I want to let my fans get to know a little about me. I'm very thankful for everything they've done for me so, of course, I'm going to let them into my world a bit. But I really am a very private person, and I love kepping my life to myself-that's how I've always been.
Vanessa: I don't go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack.
Vanessa (on High School Musical): It's hard to find people you are very close to and can relate to, but with this movie we really did bond. I felt very blessed for that.
Vanessa (after naked photos of her were published on the internet): I want to apologise to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. "I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.
Vanessa: The sweetest thing a guy said is that I look pretty with or without makeup.
Vanessa: Lipgloss is my calling!
Vanessa: My advice to kids is give it your all! Give it 110% and don't give up!
Vanessa: Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like The Grudge, I look in the corners of my room for the next two days.
Vanessa: My passion is doing movies, and as long as I keep doing that, I'll be happy. I want to do movies, fun roles and dramatic ones. I love all of it.
Vanessa: The Lion King always makes me cry, especially when Simba's father gets trampled.
Vanessa: Everybody knows me by this scent called Pink Sugar.
Vanessa: Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too.
Vanessa: Back in fifth grade, I was obsessed with Pokemon cards and Beanie Babies! My family and I would be online 4 am in the morning, just to get a new shipment of beanie babies.
Vanessa: I just lip gloss! It doesn't matter if it's $2 or $30.
Vanessa: I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story. My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie, so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.
Vanessa: I'm really an outdoorsy girl. People think I can't go anywhere without getting all primped up, but I love to go camping, and I'm totally fine with not doing my hair or makeup, not taking a shower and just hiking.
Vanessa: I don't see Johnny (Depp) as attractive!
Vanessa: I guess my parents were strict. There were a few times when being with my friends and had bring my sister. It was just my parents best interests.
Vanessa: I sing and dance as well, and I would like to do the whole Hilary Duff thing.
Vanessa: If people don't like me for whatever I do, for being me, then that's too bad. I don't want to change to be something that I'm not for other people to like me.
Vanessa: In the morning, I can not be without looking at my phone to see the IM's or any missed calls that I missed and Food!
Vanessa: My passion is doing movies, so as long as I keep doing that I will be happy.
Vanessa: I have three closets in my bedroom.
Vanessa: This is going to sound really funny. I have a poster of Zac Efron on my wall! I think every girl has a poster of him in their room so, why not join the club!
Vanessa: I think I'd make a pretty good girlfriend.
Vanessa: I'm not very experienced with boys or the whole dating thingy.
Vanessa: I may have had a crush on Zac, but we are like brother and sister, so nothing would ever happen.
Vanessa: My first real kiss came when I was 10, and it was in an acting class. I had to do a scene from a movie where someone gets kissed under a tree, and I did not want to do it! But my acting partner wanted me to feel comfortable, so he bought a picnic basket with all these snacks. He made such an effort- and it was cute.
Vanessa: I love funky styles. Not preppy or rock, just funky!
Vanessa: (on her mom) She gave up so much for me. She moved many times so I could follow my career.
Vanessa: I've always had problems with guys!
Vanessa: I've had many nicknames over the years: V, Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van. Only my parents call me Van, though, and I hate it. I get embarrassed.
Vanessa: So many people try to grow up too fast, and it's not fun! You should stay a kid as long as possible!
Vanessa: I like someone who's not afraid to be a kid!
Vanessa: Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.
Interviewer: Do you play any instruments?
Vanessa: I took piano lessons when I was younger and I've been trying to learn how to play the guitar recently. I'd realy like to learn how to play the drums. They're alot of fun and they require a lot of focus.
Vanessa: I like friends who are honest and loyal. They also shouldn't be afraid to be a kid. I like having fun.
Vanessa: Guys act strange around me. I swear I don't know why!
Vanessa: If you have your eye set on somebody, don't beat around the bush.
Vanessa: My little sister Stella partly looks up to me. She depends on me and I always try to set a good example for her.
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