It’s more than a little bit surprising that even with all the paparazzi cameras in her face and the nude photo scandals she’s had to endure, Vanessa Hudgens‘ favorite hobby to get away from all of that is… photography.

“I think it’s a lot of fun … savoring the moment,” she tells MovieFone of her favorite hobby. “I get to go to all these beautiful places, so it’s nice being able to take pictures of it.

Underneath that bubblegum public image is obviously a girl with a rocker’s soul, however, as she says the one musician live or dead she’d want to sing with is the hard-partying legend Janis Joplin.

” I just love her, I think she was so talented, and she was just phenomenal. She had a great sound, and her band was great. I think that she was awesome,” explains Vanessa.

What’s your response to all of the misconceptions that celebrity bloggers like Perez Hilton have of you?
[Laughs] I think I’m a cool girl. But now because I’m saying that they’re going to say I’m conceited, see? That’s just the way it is [laughs]. I don’t know, I think I’m a very laid back, go-with-the-flow person. At the same time I’m passionate about what I do, so I have strong feelings towards that, but, yeah, I’m totally chill.

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