Vanessa Hudgens Has One Big Career Goal: Win An Oscar

Proud: Vanessa Hudgens discussed her confidence and sense of self in the October 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine where she appeared on the cover

No stranger to the bathing suit! Vanessa Hudgens enjoyed a break from the hustle and bustle during a Malibu hike on Tuesday where she posted a cute bikini snap of herself A pink gypsy-style top was tied around the brunette star’s face and she wore an array of necklaces and bracelets around her wrist, creating a boho style. She wore a small brown triangle bikini and tied her hair in a messy yet convenient up-do for the energetic hike with her actress sister Stella. Vanessa hinted at her admiration of singer James Blake with the cute bikini snap, captioning it with his lyrics. ‘So be the girl you loved, be the girl you loved,’ the High School Musical star wrote, hashtagging the singer’s name along with it. A change of tune: The 24-year-old actress stopped by a Los Angeles nail salon on Sunday for a little personal maintenance with her boldly curled tresses She looked to be fresh-faced and make-up free for the sisterly journey out of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and out into nature, and brandished a giant grin. It was a vast change of tune from Sunday, where the Californian-born star donned hefty sweat pants and a grey tank with ‘Ballin’ printed on the front to visit a Los Angeles nail salon. The star showed even more style flexibility when she stepped out in the eclectic and casual ensemble, which she finished with a chic black leather cap. Vanessa recently spoke with Marie Claire on the topic of image and her sense of self. Ballin’! The Spring Breakers star was rocking a very casual yet chic look ‘I am so comfortable with myself honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful,’ Vanessa told the magazine. ‘Things Ive been doing lately, Im super-proud of.

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She talked about the struggles her family went through to allow her to become the successful actress she is today and she also talked about her confidence. I am so comfortable with myselfhoning in on what I love and what makes me powerful. Things I’ve been doing lately, I’m super-proud of. So I don’t really care if someone doesn’t like it, because I love it, she told the magazine . She also said of her family that they gave up a lot so that I could get to where I am.” Hudgens, who is dating 22-year-old Carrie Diaries star Austin Butler, says she chooses to be happy in a world of chaos. “You have a choice whether you want to be happy or not. I choose to be happy. And it’s been working out pretty well,” she said. “A sense of knowing I’m part of something bigger than myself has allowed me to enjoy life more. And not worry about the little things. Like paparazzi.” E! Online notes that the three things she hopes for in the future are “A vintage Mustang, kids, and an Oscar. image: Marie Claire

Vanessa Hudgens: I was ‘most scared’ of wild threesome with James Franco, Ashley Benson in ‘Spring Breakers’

The Spring Breakers star is the cover girl for Marie Claire magazines October issue, and in the latest edition she talks about her humble attitude toward life and how that keeps her happy. She also explained that incident at Coachella when she was spotted with a white substance that turned out to be white chocolate and not something else. A sense of knowing Im part of something bigger than myself has allowed me to enjoy life more,” she explains about her main focus in life. “And not worry about the little things. Like paparazzi. In fact, nothing can get her down — she’s had a successful career and is still growing, and if anyone doesn’t like it, she doesn’t let it affect her. I am so comfortable with myself – honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful. Things Ive been doing lately, Im super-proud of. So I dont really care if someone doesnt like it, because I love it,” she shares. You have a choice whether you want to be happy or not. I choose to be happy. And its been working out pretty well. It’s working out so well that she’s got some big plans for her future.

Vanessa Hudgens sets goals for an Oscar, kids and a ‘vintage Mustang’

It makes sense that the ultimate spring break party flick would require its actresses to push a few boundaries, but “Spring Breakers” star Vanessa Hudgens says she was more than just a little uncomfortable letting the trashy side take over. “The thing I was most scared of was the sex scene and the nudity issue behind all of it,” Hudgens, 24, told MTV News . “I was not down to show this.” RELATED: SPRING BREAKERS TRAILER: DISNEY DARLINGS GO WILD Gesturing to her chest in the sit-down interview, she refers to a wild threesome scene she has in the movie with costars James Franco and Ashley Benson. “There were like a few little portions that I was like, ‘Can we please get rid of that?'” she said, adding that director Harmony Korine was understanding and supportive about her discomfort. “It was like a great compromise. I think that it turns out really beautiful and artistic.” Michael Muller James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine star in ‘Spring Breakers’ out March 22. Hudgens, who shot to fame in Disney channel’s “High School Musical,” has been guarded about her image since 2007, when a leaked photo showing the good girl posing nude made its way around the web. RELATED: GOMEZ, HUDGENS ARE BIKINI GIRLS GONE WILD “That was just a really sh—y situation that sucked,” she said in a recent interview with Paper magazine . “That was by far the worst moment of my career.” The buzzed about flick, out March 22, also stars fellow Disney darling Selena Gomez, 20, shedding her clean-teen image for the raunchier role. “It was just kind of like, ‘This is crazy! This is happening!'” said Hudgens.