Nude photo scandal made me strong: Vanessa Hudgens

Updated: Jul 01, 2010, 09:51 AM IST

London: `High School Musical` star Vanessa Hudgens is still upset about her nude photograph scandal and says that the incident acted as a strengthening factor in her life.

The 21-year-old actress` image was tarnished when two sets of pictures of her posing provocatively for boyfriend and co-star Zac Ffron appeared online first in 2007 and again in 2009.

The Disney star issued a public apology, but says that she hasn`t got over the shock yet, reported a news website.

"I think it has made me stronger. But it still hurts. It hurts because the photos were supposed to be private," said Hudgens.