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We're not sure what happened to the starlet who always used to pull a duck and cover when she spotted our photographers, but we're loving the new and improved Vanessa Hudgens!

The Spring Breakers hottie was snapped out with several friends in West Hollywood on Wednesday, and she couldn't seem to stop laughing! After wrapping production on the dramedy last month, Vanessa has been taking a break from acting, and she's been spending more time on her blog, snuggling up to boyfriend Austin Butler and catching up with friends. Such a rough life!