The actress chatted with the Huffington Post about what it was like growing up on Disney, who she had a huge crush on and a High School Musical moment that she'll never forget. But, let's get to the most important things first – her crush! The Huff Post wanted to know Vanessa's celebrity crush as a teenager and fans have been totally swooning over her answer! Do you have any guesses?
Vanessa said, "Probably my boyfriend at the time. So Zac Efron!" STOP. IT.
So, basically, Vanessa's life was a dream. Not only was she the star of a major Disney Channel Original Movie but she was actually dating her celebrity crush. Can you even imagine what that would be like? We can't! To be honest, we still think they are perfect together.
And just because Vanessa's life was becoming everything she ever wanted, doesn't mean she didn't realize it. She talks about her favorite memory as a teenager and it includes jetting around the world on a private plane with your best friends!
Vanessa said, "Flying around with the cast of “High School Musical” in a private jet. We were doing a press tour and it was so much fun. Ashley [Tisdale] and I were such girls, giggling and dancing around this jet. We thought we were ballers!"
LOL! So, it's safe to say she spent much of her teen years with the cast of High School Musical. Even though she may not return for High School Musical 4, doesn't mean she has any resentment towards the franchise. She actually has really fond memories – especially one in particular.
Vanessa revealed, "It was from High School Musical 3: Senior Year. It was the last moment of the movie where we were all at graduation. We turn around and lift our hands up and the curtain closes. It was just so symbolic. We were all so emotional and we couldn’t stop hugging each other. It was just such a beautiful moment."
KK, BRB. #CRYING over here.
Even though Vanessa may be happily dating her boyfriend Austin Butler right now, doesn't mean she doesn't look back on her High School Musical days with Zac, Ashley Tisdale and the rest of the cast with love. Oh yeah, and nothing in her future will ever change the fact that Zac held her heart in her teen years!
Click through the gallery and check out some of Zac and Vanessa's cutest moments ever!