But now that her hair is a bit longer (thanks to some Great Lengths extensions), the 22-year-old actress seems to be feeling way sexier these days.
She sent photographers into a frenzy on Thursday when she wore teeny ripped denim One Teaspoon shorts with racy over-the-knee Area Forte boots while pumping gas in Los Angeles. She accessorized with a pile of necklaces, several rings and Giorgio Armani aviator glasses.
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Hudgens and her High School Musical BFF Ashley Tisdale recently made news when the duo got tattoos together in New York City.