For fun, my sister and I, both huge Disney Channel fans, like to predict which Disney Channel stars will become the next Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton. Both of us had Vanessa Anne Hudgens as number one on our list. And, guess what? We were both right. Pictures of Vanessa naked were released on the Internet.
She had everything going for her. High School Musical 2 raked in 17 million viewers. She has a very successful album out. She was named "Choice Breakout Star" at the Teen Choice Awards. She is seen on many magazine covers, including People. Plus, she's dating one of Hollywood's hottest guys, Zac Efron. Why ruin it?
Vanessa's target audience is preteens. This sends a horrible message to her audience. How is someone supposed to explain something like this to an eight-year-old? Plus, she's a Disney star. Disney stars have the image of being clean cut. People like Miley Cyrus and Ashley Tisdale, two of Disney's biggest stars, aren't seen doing this.
She should know better. This happened to Paris Hilton a couple of years ago and it was horrible. All celebrities should know not to follow that example. The leaking was an "accident." I've got news for you, Vanessa. You're eighteen. You're old enough to know not to do idiotic things like this, especially being in the public eye. Don't trust anyone with something as valuable as your body. Ever.
Whatever. It's too late now. Vanessa has admitted that's it her in the photo. (Believe me, it is. I've seen it. Accidently.) She says, "I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos," she said. "I am thankful for the support of my family and friends."
You aren't getting my support, slut. And, fine, anyone who wants to call me out on calling her a slut, do so. She is. Who knows who's looking at this photo?
I don't even like her. The only reason I ever tuned into High School Musical 2 is that I'm absolutely in love with Corbin Bleu (Chad), and Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay) is one of my favorite actresses, after Miley Cyrus. I can care less about Vanessa being a moron. I've got better things to think about.
Disney isn't sacking her and will include her in another sequel to HSM. As much as I despise her right now, Disney is right. They are making millions off of her. If she isn't in the third movie, a lot of the audience will not watch. I, however, will watch anything with Corbin Bleu. I think it's the hair. I really do.
"Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment," said Disney Channel spokeswoman Patti McTeague. "We hope she's learned a valuable lesson."
I hope she did too. But, knowing Vanessa Hudgens, I doubt this will be the last of her. I bet her precious boyfriend will be the next to fall. I was right the first time, you know.