Vanessa Hudgens turns 25 years old today, and instead of having a quarter life crisis — or a public meltdown like other young Hollywood starlets these days — the High School Musical alumna is throwing herself into her work, somewhat responsibly. Not only has she continued departing from her Disney days by assuming adult roles in films like Spring Breakers and Gimme Shelter (January 2014), but she’s also becoming the face — ahem, and body — of charitable organizations the world over.
It’s been fun watching Vanessa grow up since she first sang her way into our hearts. But one thing we’ve noticed is that she’s become increasingly comfortable shedding clothing along the way. That’s why we created a playful little (not necessarily chronological) striptease in the gallery above.
Happy Birthday, V! Here’s to three more quarters of a century.