Vanessa Hudgens Wearing KC Designs Jewelry
Vanessa Hudgens is an actress and singer from the USA, who is most well known for her sole as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. She has also appeared in several other television shows and films for the Disney Channel. Vanessa Hudgens is originally from Salinas, California and has lived all over the West Coast with her parents, from Southern California to Oregon. Her father is Irish and Native American and her mother is from Manila, Philippines and is of Chinese, Spanish and Filipino descent. Both her grandparents on her mother’s side and her father’s side were musicians during the era of Big Band music.
Hudgens had her film debut in the 2003 teenage drama Thirteen as Noel. The film was rated R, so the teenaged stars needed to be accompanied by adults when they went to see the public screening of it! As an actress, Hudgens has also appeared in several television shows such as Still Standing, Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Quintuplets and The Brothers Garcia. She also starred as Tintin in the 2004 science fiction adventure Thunderbird, which was her first ever starring role. Vanessa also became the face of the brand Ecko Boys & Girls in Brazil.
She also attracted a lot of attention when she was involved in a relationship with High School Musical co-star Zac Efron. Hudgens also showcased her musical talent in her debut album simply entitled “V”. The album went Gold and entered the Billboard 200 at #24. In 2008 she released a second album called Identified.
Vanessa Hudgens has appeared in advertisements for Neutrogena and was also the featured celebrity for the Sears “Back to School” campaign in 2008. Vanessa’s next roles coming up in the near future will be in the film Spring Breakers with Selena Gomez and the Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills. She has been named one of the Top Earning Stars of Young Hollywood by Forbes Magazine and was also ranked at #62 on FHM magazine’s 2008 list of the Sexiest Women in the World. She was also included in the “100 Most Beautiful People” list in People Magazine in 2008 and 2009.
The star regularly volunteers her time to help charitable organizations, such as the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Best Buddies International, the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the Lollipop Theater Network. She also contributed a track to the album A Very Special Christmas vol.7 which is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Vanessa Hudgens also participated in the nationwide tour of High School Musical: The Concert in the fall of 2006. In 2007 she performed at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. for then-president George Bush at a Christmas event.
She has been in a relationship with the actor Austin Butler since September of 2011 and she is close friends with Samantha Droke and Brittany Snow, as well as her Bandslam (2009) co-star Aly Michalka.
Vanessa Hudgens is pictured here wearing Diamond Inside Outside Earrings by KC Designs.