Hudgens Still Hurting Over Nude Photo Scandal

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June 29, 2010 | 3:32pm EST

Vanessa Hudgens is still reeling from a series of nude photo leaks that exposed her bare flesh to the world in 2007 and 2009, because the snaps were meant for her own private use.

The 21-year-old actress found fame as the star of Disney’s High School Musical series, but her image was tarnished by a series of nude photo leaks.

In 2007, pictures taken of Hudgens posing provocatively both nude and in lingerie appeared online – forcing the Disney star to issue a public apology.

The star hit headlines again last year when she found herself at the center of another naked photo scandal, when new snaps circulated online that she had taken for private use.

And Hudgens is still coping with the thought of intimate photos surfacing for the world to see.

She tells U.S. magazine Glamour, “I think it has made me stronger. But it still hurts. It sucks because (the photos were) supposed to be private.”