A former Disney star is officially putting down her Mickey Mouse ears to become a sexy kitten! Vanessa Hudgens posed with some cuddly kitties on the upcoming August issue of Glamour.
Showing off her rockin’ bod on the cover, the raven-haired beauty wore a tight-fitted black vest paired with a matching beaded belt and cute jeans to highlight the mag’s special denim issue.
Vanessa says glamming it up isn’t the only chic style that's sexy. The starlet, who admits she wants to try sportier things like kite or paddle surfing, said sometimes wearing casual trendy blues can make you look and feel better!
“A, it goes with anything,” Vanessa explained of her love for jeans. “And, B, if your jeans hug you the right way, you feel like a sexpot. [Laughs.] And they get better with age!”
The actress may be comfortable in denim, but she wasn’t always comfortable in her own skin.“When I was younger, I used to be super, super shy,” she revealed. “I still find myself being scared of things.”
One of the fears she comes across often? Going to star studded events where all eyes are on her.
“Going to events gives me such anxiety,” she said. “I get hot flashes! I can’t breathe, and I get claustrophobic. It’s a very odd business. I do it because I love acting, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it.”
Her insecurities may have stemmed from being home schooled at a young age (where Vanessa said she could be drama free) or perhaps from the fact that Vanessa was once tarnished by the public scrutiny she received for some oh-so racy pics.
“I think that it has made me stronger. But it still hurts,” the 21-year-old said. “It sucks because [the photos were] supposed to be private, but at the same time a lot of actresses do it [in movies]. Eventually, I’m sure that I will [too]. But I don’t know if I would be able to do it now.”
One thing’s for sure, nudity or not, her forthcoming career moves showcase a much more adult persona than ever before. In “Beastly," due out next year, Vanessa plays the daughter of a drug addict, and in “Sucker Punch," she'll take on the role of a tough, edgy girl in an action fantasy. Before all that, though, she'll star on the L.A. stage in "Rent" as the temptress Mimi.
“When I am around kids and they come up to me, of course I am going to act a certain way,” she said. “But at the end of the day, I’m doing this for myself. I’m going to be doing movies kids can’t watch.”
Full Interview: http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/2010/07/vanessa-hudgens-grown-up