Vanessa says the whole cast of High School Musical "had a blast" filming and they are "just one big happy family."
Vanessa's father, Greg Hudgens was a firefighter.
Her duet, Breaking Free with Zac Efron rapidly became #4 on the billboard charts.
Nessa sang and danced at home ever since she was a little girl.
She moved away from Oregon because the small town she lived in failed to accommodate enough opportunities for her to flourish in the entertainment industry.
She believes entertainment does not need violence or obscenity to be entertaining.
Vanessa says she differs from her brainy character Gabriella because she enjoys spending time with friends and watching movies more than reading.
Vanessa has been home-schooled since the 7th grade and is now a high school graduate.
Vanessa was in a small-time girl group prior to anything she has ever done as a celebrity.
Vanessa has lived in Oregon and San Diego
Vanessa enjoyed staying in “Little America” in Utah and had a blast filming High School Musical with all her co-stars.
Vanessa co-starred with Brady Corbet in both of her first two films; Thirteen where she played Noel and Thunderbirds where she played Tintin.
Her mother is Fillipino, Chinese, and Hispanic and her father is Irish and Native American, giving her five ethnicities.
The King and I, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella are just some of the musicals that Vanessa performed in.
Vanessa performs six songs on the High School Musical soundtrack: We’re All in This Together, Start of Something New, Stick to the Status Quo, Breaking Free, What I’ve Been Looking For, I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, and When There Was Me and You.
She has a toy poodle named Shadow, three turtles, some fish, and used to have a bunny named Churros.
She auditioned for High School Musical with the song "Angels" by Jessica Simpson
Vanessa would like to visit the Philippines.
Vanessa's hobby is loving to act, sing, and dance.
As a joke, Vanessa said her favorite sport is shopping and even admits to being a "shop-a-holic".
Vanessa beat out Diana DeGarmo, the American Idol's Season 3 runner up, for her lead in High School Musical.
Vanessa's first financial spluge was when she was in London and bought a Limited Edition Dior purse.