Vanessa Hudgens Sleeps With The TV On

Vanessa Hudgens Sleeps With The TV On

Vanessa Hudgens is ready for the summer sun as she hangs onto a cute parasol on this weekend’s (July 26) cover of Parade magazine.

The 20-year-old actress revealed to the magazine that although she loves her new home in Hollywood Hills, she still sleeps with the television on at night.

Vanessa shared, “It’s weird living by myself. I thought I’d be the person who, every time I hear a little noise, would hide under my bed. But I’ve fallen in love with my home. When I’m in there, I feel safe. I don’t think I’ve gotten scared once–knock on wood–in my house by myself. Then again, I do sleep with the TV on so that I don’t hear all the little clinks and clanks at night!”

Check out Vanessa‘s new movie Bandslam — in theaters on Friday, August 14th!

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Photos: Lorenzo Agius For Parade
Posted to: Vanessa Hudgens
  • grace

    shes gorgeous.
    thats all i can say

  • jo

    she is so effin gorgeous!! loooove!

  • =)=)=)

    she is a slut thats what she is !!! i cant believe i loved her !!

  • istar

    she looks sooo gorgeous!!!!! i love this photoshoot :D
    this is my fave pic of them all:

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  • masbonita


  • Nancy

    I am not a fan of this particular photo shoot.

  • HsmZanessaFansite

    omg, we have something in common..
    I think I would do that too, if I hear noises around my house if I lived alone..
    now, I so want to meet her..

    love her..
    can’t wait for Bandslam..

  • kate

    The cover picture is not a very flattering photo of her.

  • georgiegirl

    those photos are amazing she looks great
    i LOVE her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ana


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  • pixie

    Wow – She Looks great!!! So Pretty.

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  • jasmine

    Glad she loves her new home!

  • Susie

    She is adorable. I want to read what else she said in the magazine.

  • alycia

    I’m glad i’m not the only 20 year old who sleeps with her tv on.she looks really pretty in these pictures!

  • katie

    she gorgeous but i personally think she looks better without bangs. but that pic of her in the blue dress in just stunning. =)

  • Anonymous

    i love her shes so pretty .

  • Karen


    For crying out loud what did she do to you?

  • Malee

    It’s finally out!
    She looks great and i can’t wait to get the magazine and read it!

  • ayen

    @Susie: The article is longer if you click on the ‘Parade’ link in the top.

  • star

    She looks really pretty. Here is the article.

    Vanessa Hudgens does her own vacuuming. She also washes the dishes and waters the plants–and hates every minute of it. But since the 20-year-old actress and singer moved into her own house a few months ago, she says, “I feel like I need to earn my right to have a home. It’s nice to be spoiled, but I want to be able to know that I can do it.”

    It’s an unusual point of view for any 20-year-old, let alone one of the stars of High School Musical, the Disney TV movie that spawned two sequels and has been seen by more than 255 million people worldwide. But then, Hudgens seems to be a singular young actress–self-possessed, friendly but correct, and completely unpretentious. Take her choice of meeting place: We’re sitting at an outdoor table at an L.A. greasy spoon–one where Hollywood movers and shakers wouldn’t be caught dead. “It’s nice,” Hudgens says, shrugging. “Just relaxed.”

    What this also means is that it’s a place where nobody is likely to make a fuss over her.

    Notoriety was the last thing Hudgens was looking for when she followed her heart into an acting career. But she’s gotten a bit of it anyway: In 2007, a n*de photograph of her, apparently taken by an ex-boyfriend, showed up on the Internet. The actress apologized gracefully and said she’d learned a lesson, her family and Disney stood behind her, and the whole thing blew over. What has been less easy to dismiss is the public’s fixation on her romance with her High School Musical co-star, the equally young, equally ultra-cute Zac Efron. In the absence of any actual information–both Hudgens and Efron steadfastly refuse to discuss the relationship–rumors fly online and in the scandal sheets.

    “That’s why I’m extremely guarded,” Hudgens tells me. “I really do try to watch everything I say. Because one little tiny slip, and it’s like the world is coming to an end! It is hard. I do always have a wall up. But I feel by doing it, I keep myself safe.”

    How does she keep her equanimity?

    “I honestly try not to pay attention,” Hudgens says. “I try to live my life, do what I want, and just let everything else follow along. I try not to read the blogs or what people say about me. Because that’s what brings everybody down–no matter what you do, you’re always going to have haters.

    “I keep my head down,” she adds. “Usually I’ll run around in hoodies, and I’ve got this massive head of hair, and I throw it all in my face so that nobody can see me. But if I want to do something, I’m going to do it, and if people recognize me, the fans, then great. They’re the reason why High School Musical is what it is, and they’re the reason why I’m here, so I’m thankful.”

    Her new movie, Bandslam, due out Aug. 14, is kind of a high school musical with rock instead of show tunes. Hudgens plays a very different character from HSM’s perky Gabriella Montez: This time she’s a moody outsider whose nose is always in a book. The role is a nice stretch for the actress, but nothing that will rattle her tween and teenage fan base.

    eaving home was a similarly modest stretch: Hudgens’ new place is 10 minutes from her parents. “They helped me move,” she says. “They helped me fix my house up. They know I’m growing up, and they’re proud that I can actually have my own home. I mean, of course I know they’re sad. I am so close to my family. I talk to my mom almost every day.”

    The Hudgenses have always been close-knit and hardworking. While Vanessa was growing up, her dad, Greg, was a firefighter; her mom, Gina, held a succession of office jobs.

    “I got her fired once,” Hudgens says, suppressing a laugh. “I was calling her at work way too much, because I missed her. Back then, I was so shy, I did not want to leave her side. I would call her at work nonstop, to the point where she got fired. It was horrible.”

    The shyness stayed with Vanessa for a long time. “When I was young, I would not talk to anybody if I didn’t know them,” she says. “I’d hide behind my mom if she tried to introduce me to anyone.” In middle school, she came out of her shell: “I started to get into fashion, which tends to make you a little more popular,” Hudgens says. But school felt like a distraction. “When I was on the stage, I felt like I was hiding behind a person, and I adored it.”

    Not surprisingly, she’s always loved musicals. “My parents had Grease lying around, and I watched that and fell in love with it. It was interesting to see people moving stories along with songs–it was exciting and different. West Side Story was one of my favorites.”

    The performing bug first bit her in preschool, when she won the role of Mary in a Christmas musical. At 7, she began in community theater, “where you actually had to pay to be in the show,” she says, smiling. “I did that for two years, then moved on,” Hudgens adds, like the young old pro she is. “I started auditioning for commercials and TV shows.”

    And started getting hired. Working steadily from age 15 on, she got the rest of

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    she got the rest of her education from tutors. Ironically, the girl who made High School Musical famous never went to high school herself. She’s never regretted it for a minute.

    The movie “was the best thing that could and possibly will ever happen to me,” Hudgens says. “I got to make lifelong friends. I had the most incredible time of my life.”

    Now she’s on her own, at 20. How do her parents feel about it? “Of course I think they’re worried to a certain extent,” Hudgens tells me. “But they’re so proud of me.” And how does she feel about it? “It’s weird living by myself,” she admits. “I thought I’d be the person who, every time I hear a little noise, would hide under my bed. But I’ve fallen in love with my home. When I’m in there, I feel safe. I don’t think I’ve gotten scared once–knock on wood–in my house by myself. Then again, I do sleep with the TV on so that I don’t hear all the little clinks and clanks at night!”

  • the fame

    @star: thanks for sharing more about the article, and she is the bomb.. the new sex symbol=)

  • istar

    @livia: care to explain why?

  • star

    sorry that I had to split the article in 2 comments, it exceeded the character limit

  • zanessa-for-life-fan

    She amazing!
    And I have a question for the haters- why the heck do you waste YOUR time on here bashing on someone you DONT like?!? Get a life!


  • sorry!

    @livia: yeah why do you hate her!? please give ous a good reason, and dont give me the ”nude photos” because that was years ago! everyone is over that!

    she looks sooo hot!

  • vanessa

    I miss the old innocent gabriella :(

  • =)=)=)

    star why dont u write the story of her life 2 ?? cant u make ur comments shorter they siad give us what u think about the article not write it down we have hands and eyes 2 go and see it our selfs!!
    and this is old i read that a long time ago and she is a b**** cant she have a normal photo shoot ?

  • Naomi

    lol, why are we giving attention to nonentities who remain obsessed with Vanessa?!

  • humble

    I see the crowd of haters have started reeling in slowly but surly and by no means will it stop, like Vanessa said, “No matter what you do you’re always going to have haters.” Boy she hit the nail on the head it makes you want to laugh. It’s GREAT that the hater’s honestly take the time out to come onto her posts and input a comment of their disgust towards her, it’s so amazing that their willing to share their disgust towards her but, in the end, it’s Vanessa who comes out smiling for she lives her life for her and that’s important that she stary TRUE to herself. She looks absolutely FABULOUS, she can pull off anything and still looks great.

  • humble

    Just a little SHOUT OUT OF APPRECIATIO FOR JILL! for posting this you’re the best!!!!

  • Naomi

    I love the cover. She looks summery and gorgeous.

    I also like how impressed the interviewer is with her. It’s not often that beauty, maturity and being down to earth go together.

    Can’t wait to get the magazine.

    Vanessa is also on the cover of InStyle Makeover issue with a 9-page feature on sale July 31st.

    I hear her interview there is awesome as well and she talks about her forthcoming projects.

    I’m so proud of her. She has seriously been blowing it out of the park with her mature interviews since Bandslam promo kicked off.

  • Daniela

    She is getting better, more beauty, independent and classy

  • Anonymous

    i agree with all the people who think vanessa is the best she is.

  • LG

    She looks beautiful.

  • Honest

    Love her. Keep voting. Can’t wait til Bandslam is out. To the haters: Thank you for making her more famous.

  • Theresa

    she looks so beautiful and classy in these pictures,
    its amazing how she opens up and her confidence in her answers

  • masbonita

    Yes, Thanks Jill and jjj

  • Helen

    I love her
    Im buying this and the Instyle Makeover issue =)

  • Chelsea

    i love her

  • http://justjaredjr zanessavanessa22



    PS: i dont think she sleeps with the tv on when zac is there

    love her>

  • jamie


    yeah i think they do more fun stuff
    than watching tv when zac is with her :]

  • Eugenia

    she is hot sexy and beauty!! awwww

  • Dani

    She is so gorgeous. Love her

  • vanessa

    dare i say, she actually sounds pretty appealing in this article. i feel a slight kindered spirit with her because i’m 21 and still sleep with the tv on so i don’t hear those things that go bump in the night. this is the first article i’ve read about her where she sounds sweet and relateable, she should try that more often.

  • http://zanessa NATHALIA

    fantastic pictures, simply beautiful
    without doubt the best interview of vanessa that I have read
    Congratulations to the interviewer

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