Vanessa Hudgens has found herself at the centre of a new 'nude photo' scandal.
Vanessa Hudgens, the American actress and former girlfriend of Zac Efron, reportedly appears in a number of explicit photographs that began circulating online this week, according to the New York Daily News.Similar images were leaked in 2007 and 2009, but the latest batch are previously unseen and allegedly feature the 22-year-old kissing another woman. The Daily News report that many of the images are particularly explicit and some feature the 18-year-old actress Alexa Nikolas, best known for her role on the now-defunct Nickelodeon series 'Zoey 101' with Jamie Lynn Spears. Speaking back in 2007 after the first batch of photos had leaked, Hudgens told her fans that she was "embarrassed over the situation" and regretted "having ever taken these photos". After a second set of images were leaked in 2009, Hudgens told Allure Magazine, "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--t, you've already done it". There is currently no word from the actress concerning the latest batch of photographs.
The leak comes just one-week before Vanessa Hudgens' new movie 'Sucker Punch' hits cinemas in the U.S. The highly anticipated movie follows the story of a young girl who is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather.