Vanessa Hudgens Sets Goals For An Oscar, Kids And A ‘vintage Mustang’

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!

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But though she is well aware of her role model status, she is also clearly unafraid to be herself. Aside from taking racy roles in Spring Breakers and The Frozen Ground (in which she plays a stripper), Hudgens is also a constant paparazzi target, and is well known for her unconventional fashion choices. “I’m so comfortable with myself — honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful,” she says. “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. … A sense of knowing I’m a part of something bigger than myself has allowed me to enjoy life more. And not worry about the little things. Like paparazzi.” Her Spring Breakers co-star Selena Gomez confirms Hudgens’ open-book exterior. “She’s not jaded at all,” Gomez tells the magazine about her close friend. “The person you see and talk to is the same person I talk to.” And despite her critics, Hudgens, 24, is all about positivity in her life.

Vanessa Hudgens speaks out on nude photo scandal: ‘That was by far the worst moment of my career’

Vanessa Hudgens is among many celebs that have fallen victim to nude photo leaks and now the actress has spoken out on the experience to Paper Magazine . “That was just a really s**tty situation that sucked,” she told the magazine of the racy shots that went viral of her in 2007. “That was by far the worst moment of my career.” RELATED: SPRING BREAKERS TRAILER: DISNEY DARLINGS GO WILD SP6/HSS/WENN.com Gal pals Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens smile for the cameras at the Berlin, Germany premiere of ‘Spring Breakers.’ The now 24-year-old, who took responsibility for the pictures at the time apologizing to her fans, talks about how her career took an edgier path shortly after. “It’s always been hard for actors to cross that bridge, but honestly, you have to hold out and do what you think is right for yourself,” she says about shaking her squeaky-clean Disney star image. PHOTOS: BUSTED! CELEBRITY SEXCAPADES CAUGHT ON TAPE Tom Jaeger/ZUMAPRESS.com Selena Gomez attending the premiere of ‘Spring Breakers’ at Cinestar Sony Center on February 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany in a sexy suit. Hudgens, who plays a rebellious college student in the upcoming film “Spring Breakers” hit the red carpet Tuesday in Berlin alongside co-star and gal pal Selena Gomez. The two looked far from their Disney days, both sporting sexy outfits, Gomez, 20, in a plunging neckline suit and Hudgens in a high slight one shoulder floral frock. SP6/HSS/WENN.com Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens strike a pose at the Berlin, Germany premiere of ‘Spring Breakers.’ Hudgens also went on to dish to the mag about what it was like to film her good girl gone bad scenes in the highly anticipated flick. “You sit there. You’re smoking your fake blunts. You just do it,” she said. The actress also revealed the cast snorted crushed up Vitamin B as a cocaine substitute for certain scenes.

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

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.