Vanessa Williams Comments on Vanessa Hudgens Naked Pic Scandal

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Vanessa Hudgens might feel alone - and naked - these days, but a fellow actress with her own nude photo past says the High School Musical star will be okay.

"She's got talent and she's professional, and those are the things that'll help her survive in life," said Vanessa Williams at the ET/People magazine Emmy party on Sunday. "You know, welcome to the lesson of hard knocks. She got her first big one right now."

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Remember, Williams started the beauty queen controversy long before anyone had heard of Tara Conner or Katie Rees.

She was pressured to give up her Miss America crown and at least $2 million worth of contracts after a series of naked images appeared in Penthouse, but Williams soon fought back, appearing on the cover of People and telling the world:

"I am not a lesbian and I am not a slut, and somehow I am going to make people believe me."

This became known as the anti-Tila Tequila platform.

"I met her and she's a very sweet talented girl and I've seen High School Musical 2 a zillion times because of my kids ... and she'll be fine," added the Ugly Betty actress and Chappaqua, New York resident.

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