Posted on Sat Jul 20th, 2013 3:15pm PDT By X17 Staff
It's summertime and the livin's easy for Vanessa Hudgens.
The actress went from lounging on a yacht in a bikini to accepting an award in a stunning gown in a matter of hours. The brunette beauty spent Friday dancing and meditating in the middle of the ocean in Ischia, Italy alongside filmmaker friends Eli Roth and Terry Gilliam. Later that night, she attended the Ischia Global Film Fest where she received the Icon Award.
She swapped out the black sequined teeny tiny bikini for a long green sequined dress that covered her from head to toe (it had a hoodie). The actress looked elated when picking up her seahorse-shaped statuette. Famed Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrman was awarded the Luchino Visconti Legend Award on the same night.
Her co-star Nicolas Cage will be being honored as a "film legend" by the festival after the premiere of their new film The Frozen Ground on Saturday. Vanessa plays a prostitute in the gritty drama.
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