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Vanessa Hudgens' dog cuddles

Vanessa Hudgens' dog cuddles

Vanessa Hudgens likes to cuddle with her dog.

The 'Gigi' star is an early riser but has admitted she is partial to hitting the 'snooze' button every now and again so she can have a few more minutes with her pooch Darla.

She said: "I actually like getting out of bed. I wake up every morning excited about the day! Sometimes I hit snooze, but it's normally to cuddle with my dog.

"Her name is Darla she's a rescue and she's just the sweetest little ragamuffin I've ever met. She's a terrier mix, she's a mutt. We think she's one and a half years old."

And the 26-year-old actress says her chirpy morning personality has nothing to do with coffee as she chooses not to indulge in the caffeine drink.

She added: "I don't really have morning coffee! But I just love lattes so whenever I can get one, I get one."

Vanessa also admitted she is incredibly conscious of what she eats as she treats her body as her "temple".

She shared: "I think about my body as being my temple, so I want to put food into it that will sustain me and give me nutrients and vitamins that I need. I of course indulge every now and then, but I try to think of food as fuel."

When asked what her guilty pleasures are, she added to TODAY: "Italian food! Pizza, pasta, and lots of bread."