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Remember, way back in 2006, when Vanessa Hudgens first arrived as Gabriella? When she, like her character, was still a young lass under the radar? Welcome to 2008! The new V. is all grown up and blowing kisses like a pro at High School Musical 3's L.A. premiere.
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Ashley Tisdale, elegant in a flowing white frock, gives a knowing smile as
she walks the carpet at HSM's big night. Luckily, her real-life style is far less gaudy than her on-screen counterpart, Sharpay Evans.
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Just like that, Corbin Bleu arrives at the HSM3 premiere looking more like a dashing young man than a hoops-playing high-schooler than ever before. If he keeps strutting carpets in classy suits and hipster kicks, he could soon be taking Hollywood by storm.
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In the role of Taylor McKessie, Monique Coleman doesn't get as much Senior Year screen-time as Troy, Gabs and the crew. But when she rocks a a glam, strapless number with an elegant up-do, she commands the spotlight.
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Senior Year's L.A. premiere drew celebs from other professional fields, like the green turf of baseball. Barry Bonds took an evening out to let the little ones bask in the golden light that is Zac Efron.
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Even the angelic Julianne Hough spent a night away from the Dancing floor to take in some tween-style entertainment... not to mention get some camera-time in with her barely-out-out of tweenhood dance partner, Cody Linley.
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Olesya Rulin, who's better known as Kelsi Nielsen in the HSM movies, struts her decidedly sassy stuff in a neo-bohemian beaded dress. The understated, earthy color kept her bling (and deep neckline) in check.
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Teenage boys of the world, this one's for you, as two of Disney's hottest things get close for the camera. Plus, if rumors prove true, this could be the last time the Tizz and V share an HSM-related photo op, so enjoy it while you can.
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Kaycee Stroh and Ryne Sanborn (Martha Cox and Jason Cross, respectively, in East High terms) are transformed from on-screen high-school seniors to sleek young adults. Ryne's mom probably tried to get him to shave his semi-'stache-goatee-combo before he went out that night, but that's just a guess.
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Anna Maria Perez de Tagle sports a spicy ensemble that matches
the drama of her name. Yet, bows and ruffles across the chest don't do the Hannah Montana star any fashion favors (or anyone else, for that matter. Exhibit A: NBC's Crusoe).
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Speaking of ruffles and bows...it was too late for Mollee Gray to change outfits by the time this pic crossed our desk. Maybe ruffles are a pre-requisite when you're an HSM dancer, but she's such a lovely young thing, we'll just wait this one out until her next appearance.
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Looking every bit the self-composed, rising stars that they are, Senior Year leads (and real-life couple) Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron take a moment to pose together at the movie's premiere.