Vanessa Hudgens, main squeeze of Zac Efron and High School Musical star, was snapped by photographers at the ShoWest Awards on Thursday evening. The stunning starlet was all smiles during a conversation with How I Met Your Mother Star Neil Patrick Harris. The pair costar in the upcoming film Beastly. Hudgens plays Lindy Taylor, a beautiful, New York teen transformed into an ugly beast in order to find true love in a modern take on the old classic “Beauty and The Beast.” Harris plays Will Fratalli, a tutor who assists Kyle Kingson, played by Alex Pettyfer. The horror, fantasy, and romance driven film also stars Peter Krause, Mary Kate Olsen, and Lisa Gay Hamilton. It is set for release July 30 2010 and is based upon the screenplay written by Daniel Barnz.
Hudgens accepted the ShoWest Award for 2010 Female Star of Tomorrow at last night’s show.