Happy 23rd Birthday, Vanessa Hudgens! (PHOTOS)

They just grow up so fast!

Seems like just yesterday when we first took notice of Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical. In all actuality, it was five years ago, and today the High School alum turns 23, and has plenty to celebrate.

Not only is V-Hud’s career hot as ever with three movie projects lined up for next year, but she also has a new budding romance with actor/singer Austin Butler.

Although she’s maintained a low profile with her personal life since her break up with Zac Efron, Hudgens appears to be more than happy these days. 

To celebrate V-Hud’s big day, Celebuzz has compiled a gallery of her sexiest looks through the years. Check them out and be sure to wish Vanessa a Happy Birthday in the comments!