Move over, Britney Spears! Vanessa Hudgens, 22, is the new and younger face of Candie's.

The former High School Musical star is looking mighty grown-up and sexy in the new ads for the clothing and shoe line. Look at those legs! The colorful photo shoot took place at the Pink Hotel in Sun Valley, California.

Britney sent Zac Efron's ex a congratulatory tweet ... to which Vanessa responded:

    Thnx, @BritneySpears, you're a tough act to follow ...but, I'm so excited to be the new Candie's girl for 2011!! – xo

What a lovefest!

See one of our favorite Candie's ad featuring Brit after the jump ...