just_jared_vanessa_hudgens_43743_vanessa_hudgens_fringe_fancyAlways poised to make a showstopping appearance, Vanessa Hudgens glammed up the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards earlier tonight (August 28).

The short-coifed “Gimme Shelter” cutie showed of her sexy side as she entertained the red carpet , turning heads as she wore a shimmery silver gown at the Nokia Theater LA Live venue.

The 22-year-old kept out of view until show’s end, during which time she interviewed with a black carpet host for a Candies promotional spot.

Waiting until the last minute to make her decision public, Vanessa confirmed her VMA attendance via her Twitter yesterday, as she wrote, “Hey guys! BIG NEWS! Candies just revealed on twitter some really exciting news about my plans this weekend! Go see the news!”

As for the news, the Candies Twitter page post read, “BREAKING NEWS! Vanessa Hudgens is going to the @MTV VMA’s with @Candiesbrand!!! See you all Sunday :) #VMAnessa”