Vanessa Hudgens: Nude Pic Was 'Taken Privately'
09/06/2007 AT 06:00 PM EDT
"This was a photo which was taken privately," a rep for the High School Musical star tells TMZ.com. "It is a personal matter and it is unfortunate that this has become public."
The picture of Hudgens, 18, surfaced on several Web sites Thursday.
Hudgens is currently dating her HSM costar, Zac Efron.