At first look she's hard to recognize.

It's a new look for the High School Musical actress and it looks fabulous to us!

Vanessa Hudgens, 25, who rose to fame playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series has never sported such a sassy seductive look before and now it's in full view on the cover of the September issue of Flaunt magazine.

Vanessa looks hot while posing next to a "crotch rocket" bike exposing that hidden bad girl image!  Thank you ma'am!