Vanessa Hudgens Covers Beyoncé's 'I Was Here' In Doppelgänger Fashion

Vanessa Hudgens Covers Beyoncé's ‘I Was Here’

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Vanessa Hudgens (opens in new tab) has come a long way since she canoodled with Troy Bolton in the stagy halls of East High as High School Musical's Gabriella Montez. On the heels of announcing that she will make her Broadway debut in Gigi, in a role that was originally played by Audrey Hepburn (opens in new tab) no less, she had another career coup: covering Beyoncé (opens in new tab) live.

While that's a feat in and of itself, the reason behind her performance made it all the more laudable. Hudgens (opens in new tab) took on Bey's heart-stopping ballad 'I Was Here' at this week's Voices On Point Gala, which supports LGBTQ students.

"I sang my heart out for a cause I strongly believe in!" she wrote on her Tumblr (opens in new tab). "Point Foundation's Voices On Point, empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the obstacles they face! I performed Beyoncé's (opens in new tab) 'I Was Here' on Saturday, in honor of talented songwriter Diane Warren, who received the Point Leadership Award that night."

What's more is that Hudgen's even looked the part as she took on the Beyoncé's commanding number. She sported statement talons, an ombré lob, and dark, berry-stained lips la Bey. Watch her stunning performance, below:

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.