Move over, Britney and Fergie. There's a new brunette beauty in town.

Vanessa Hudgens, 22, famous for her role in the High School Musical franchise, is all grown up and sporting a bikini and sky-high sandals in her ads for Candie's new fashion line that will hit stores spring of 2011.

"Ever since I saw Fergie do the ads for Candie's, I fell in love," Hudgens said in a press release. "It's such an honor to be a Candie's girl."

Britney Spears, a former model for Candie's, couldn't agree more. "So fun being a Candie's Girl!" Spears tweeted, endorsing her successor. Hudgens was happy to receive the warm wishes. "Thnx, @BritneySpears, you're a tough act to follow … but, I'm so excited to be the Candie's girl for 2011," she replied.


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Hudgens, who split from former costar Zac Efron late last year, will appear in the film, Beastly, a retelling of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, in March. —KIMBERLY STEELE

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