7 Times Vanessa Hudgens Slayed a Wardrobe Malfunction
For an actress who had her first big break on Disney Channel all the way back in 2006 — feel old yet? — Vanessa Hudgens hasn’t let herself get typecast in the squeaky clean image she started with. The 28-year-old has moved leaps and bounds away from playing Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, just like co-star Zac Efron did when he started starring in things like Dirty Grandpa and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Part of the brunette beauty’s shift from Disney was intentional. Her 2012 role in Spring Breakers sure did the trick — for both her and Selena Gomez. But some of that shift was completely out of her control, like when her photos were leaked 10 years ago and then again two years later.
Vanessa was only 18 at the time when a man illegally sent her underage photos to the National Enquirer and made her nude pictures everybody’s business. Not only was she criticized for taking these and forced to apologize for what Disney called a “lapse in judgement,” but she was slut-shamed hardcore for photos she hadn’t even given the world consent to view. Now that’s effed up.
There’s no denying that the leak affected the Cali native’s career. The Associated Press put it plain and simple when they said, “Gabriella and Troy coo, they make googly eyes, they barely even kiss. They certainly don’t show off nude pictures.” The phrase “show off” is clearly problematic here, but the point is, the leak changed Nessa’s image in a way her fans weren’t likely to forget.
Maybe that’s why she seems so unfazed when she experiences a wardrobe malfunction. Whether Baby V is being called out for shorts that are too short or a dress that reveals too much side-boob, neither of those things seem like a big deal when compared to everyone and their mother seeing pictures of all that — and way more. Sometimes the risks she takes on the red carpet or out shopping don’t always go as planned, but we’re sure this Grease Live! star is just shrugging off every outfit mishap.