Vanessa’s ready to move on from what happened in the past — but will she ever live down that she posed naked in pictures as a teen?
Vanessa Hudgens is trying hard to put the past behind her. In 2007, nude photos of the now 22-year-old High School Musical star leaked onto the Internet. It happened again in 2009 — and again in March 2011.
“It’s just silly because I’m a very present person, and that’s the thing that has been so in the past,” she tells the Los Angeles Times. “The fact that somebody keeps bringing up the past is just selfish.”
“I mean, it sucks,” Vanessa continues. “I already released a statement the first time it happened. It’s just unfortunate that it keeps reminding people about the past and not the present.”
Vanessa released this statement in 2007: “I want to apologize 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.”
Just a year later, Vanessa blamed the whole incident on the fact that she was a “teenager” when it happened — and that sometimes teens mess up.
“My parents are very supportive of me. And they know I’m a teenager, and yes, kids do stupid things sometimes,” Vanessa said in 2008. “It’s very unfortunate because with the Internet these days, you don’t have a personal life.”
More than anything, Vanessa wants to take the next step in her life. She broke up with her longterm boyfriend Zac Efron in December 2010 and has even been exploring new roles in films such as her sexy, gun-toting turn in Sucker Punch.
Vanessa doesn’t want these nude photos to haunt her for the rest of her life — do you blame her? Share your thoughts!