Yep, The female lead star of Disney’s High School Musical seems to be in a totally different genre with her latest antics. What’s with Disney female stars and scandals anyway?
UPDATE: In a statement released Friday by her rep, Hudgens, 18, says: â€œI 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.â€
Vanessa Hudgens has become famous for her wholesome look and sweet singing voice, but a nude photo that has hit the Internet is definitely striking a low note for the “High School Musical” star.
Vanessa Anne Hudgens Scandal and as as reported by MTV after the jump.
“It is unfortunate that this has become public,” an unnamed rep for the 18-year-old singer/actress said in a statement released to Us Magazine.
The picture appears to have been taken in a bedroom or on-set production trailer. Standing and pulling her hair back with one hand, a smiling Hudgens shares the frame with a bed, wooden dresser â€” and nothing else.
“This was a photo which was taken privately,” Hudgens’ representative said in the statement, confirming the authenticity of the first leaked picture.
The release of the image could signal trouble for Hudgens, who is currently in negotiations for a third “High School Musical” film (see ” ‘High School Musical 3’ Won’t Be Haunted â€” But It’s Still Headed For Big Screen”). Parent company Walt Disney, which is known for its wholesome image, had some well-documented issues with Melissa Joan Hart in 1999 when the “Sabrina” star posed for Maxim magazine under the headline “Your Favorite Witch Without a Stitch” â€” and had a bedsheet to cover herself.
With that kind of history, “High School Musical” fans are already wondering if Zac Efron’s gal has bared too much of herself during this solo number.