High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens is all grown up! The actress is celebrating her 27th birthday today and she's already kicking off her year with an electrifyin' start.
In case you haven't heard, Hudgens is gearing up to star in the upcoming re-imagining of the 1978 film, Grease: Live, as the one and only, Rizzo. The live musical performance will air on FOX on January 31, and Hudgens will be joined by an all-star cast including Dancing with the Stars superstar, Julianne Hough (as Sandy), singer Carly Rae Jepsen (as Frenchie), actor Aaron Tveit (Danny Zuko) and many more.
Aside from Hudgens's return to television, the 27-year-old has been no stranger to musicals—what with her recent debut on Broadway playing the title role in Gigi and her explosive start as Gabriella on Disney's High School Musical series. Now that Hudgens has some live-performing experience under her belt, she's learned a lot about the business and most importantly, about herself.
"Even though I always see myself as an extremely carefree, go-with-the-flow person, I've learned that we all have expectations, and sometimes you have to let expectations go in order to be present in the moment that is in front of you," Hudgens recently dished to InStyle. "You can plan things out and want things to go a certain way and they don't go that certain way, it's like you just have to let it go and stay present, rather than dwell on something, because you always want to do your best."
In honor of the musical star's 27th birthday, celebrate with 11 of her most boho-inspired Instagram snaps, because, as we all know, Hudgens has a flair for the bohemian (not to mention Coachella) and a knack for social media: