After paying a visit to Ocean Drive magazine on Friday to promote the charitable cause, Vanessa Hudgens spent her Saturday attending the 2007 Best Buddies Gala in Miami, Florida.
With an orchid in her hair to set off a casual and cute outfit, the High School Musical star kept busy by chatting it up with former Olympian Carl Lewis, as well as former Miss Teen USA, Kelly Hu.
As previously reported by Gossip Girls, Best Buddies is a program that provides employment opportunities and one-on-one friendships for people with mental handicaps.
Vanessa told press of her visit to the Sunshine state, “I’m here today in Miami to support Best Buddies. Best Buddies is an amazing organization that helps support people with mental disabilities. Today, it actually put them in jobs, which is why I’m here at Ocean Drive. My manager is the person who actually developed it, and I found out about it and I thought it was an amazing organization. It’s really neat to reach out to people who are, like, fans, too. Just to be able to be a part of their lives is really neat.”
Enjoy the pictures of Vanessa and friends at the Best Buddies gala (December 1).