High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens has finally gone on the record about her nude photo scandal from last fall. In a new interview with Seventeen magazine, Hudgens opened up about what it was like to find out that private photos of her nude frame made the rounds on the internet.

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Vanessa Hudgens  posing for Seventeen magazine February 2008 issue

Hudgens on her nude photos:

“I’m much better now. But truthfully I don’t like talking about it,” Hudgens told the magazine. “It was very traumatic, and I am extremely upset it happened. I hope all my fans can learn from my mistake and make smart decisions. But I wouldn’t have been able to get through it if it wasn’t for my family, friends and fans, who supported me all along the way.”

Hudgens on Zac Efron:

As for the other reason she became tabloid fodder — her relationship with “HSM” cutie Zac EfronHudgens said that as a boyfriend, Efron is just what the doctor ordered.

“He always makes me happy. He literally knows exactly what to do to make me laugh,” Hudgens said.

Hudgens did admit however, it can be hard dating the blue-eyed boy, especially since he is so very popular with the ladies.

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