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By Michelle Lanz

Vanessa Hudgens has gone through her share of growing pains in the last two years. Two nude photo scandals and countless rumors about her and boyfriend Zac Efron have taken a toll on the 20-year-old. Nevertheless, she kept her calm throughout the storm and is now opening up to Allure magazine about the lessons she's learned in the process. For the complete story, check out Allure's October issue, on newsstands nationwide on Sept. 22.

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On her two nude photograph scandals:

"It's so aggravating and frustrating, and whenever anybody asks me, would I do nudity in a film, if I say that it's something I'm not comfortable with, they're like, 'Bulls---, you've already done it.' It's screwed up that someone screwed me over like that. At least some people are learning from my mistakes."

On Web rumors about a wedding in Hawaii with boyfriend Zac Efron:

"People love making up craziness. I don't know where it comes from. It's ridiculous."

On being under the spotlight of the paparazzi:

"I hate the whole see-and-be-seen feeling. I just hate knowing that people are looking at me."

On meeting her young fans' parents:

"I love dads because you get to see them squirm. It's extremely awkward because they don't want to put their arm around you. It's the crazy moms who are the worst."

On her butt kicking role in "Sucker Punch," a thriller described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns":

"It totally is my Angelina Jolie part. I get to run around with guns and fight big men. I want to do things where people are like, 'Oh my God, that's Vanessa?' And not have it be something that's expected."

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