She's done the best that she can to navigate celebrity life after shooting to stardom thanks to "High School Musical," and
Vanessa Hudgens has opened up about challenges she's faced along the way.
Addressing her nude photo debacles in an interview with the LA Times, the 22-year-old said, "It's just silly because I'm a very present person, and that's the thing that has been so in the past."
The brunette beauty added, "There's so many amazing actresses who got taken advantage of. Someone like , one of my idols — who knows what happened to her? She was on a boat that was mysteriously in the water, and now she's dead. A lot of women get walked all over on by not standing up for themselves, and that's just not what I'm about. I'm figuring myself out now as a young adult more than I ever have. It's like my eyes are opening and I'm awakening to controlling my future."