Tips for the kids competing in ABC's upcoming 'High School Musical' reality contest

Hudgenstisdale_lABC’s just-announced High School Musical reality competition could be the most cynically exploitative bestest-ever reality show since Kid Nation — as long as they give the youngsters a couple of valuable pointers.

Tip No. 1: Don’t let your boyfriend take nude photos of you and put them on the Internet.

Tip No. 2: Make sure the doll version of you has your new nose.

Any other advice for the contestants?

addCredit(“Vanessa Hudgens: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic; Ashley Tisdale: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic”)

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  • Elizabeth

    Make sure the story line with you working out with present college players is not an NCAA violation; make sure that the creepy choreographer/writer/producer/svengali isn’t a past guest on “To Catch A Predator”; make sure that when you do sell your soul and all likenesses of yourself to Disney that at some point it takes more than a public substance abuse problem to free you from said contract. (And if they’re going to have a doll-themed playset, make sure the characters associated with said set are available… Rico’s Surf Shack without Jackson or Rico dolls?!)

  • Martha

    For the guys – make sure you don’t wear more foundation or have prettier bangs than your female counterparts.

  • Valerie

    Make sure you don’t get arrested for DUI while on probation with an invalid license ? (I’m pretty sure SOMEONE did that…)

  • Broadway Baby

    Pay your taxes

  • NineDaves

    spirit fingers are always welcomed.

  • Eric Friedmann

    Be prepared to never be taken seriously in your life after this, EVER!

  • Austen Geek

    Come to terms with the fact that you’ll be appearing on Dancing with the Stars, season 43.

  • Snarf

    Realize that the success of High School Musical was a colossal fluke and that your a potential Johnny-come-lately to a fleeting phenomenon in the pop culture universe.

  • Ep Sato

    Don’t become a star before you turn 20. With the exception of Amanda Bynes, most famous teen or tween stars end up as drug addled b listers and reality tv show stars.

  • Jim

    Guys-make sure your female co-star will beard for you. And I agree with Snarf, the hysteria will go away soon. Save your money!

  • t3hdow

    To Valerie:
    That sounds a lot like Paris Hilton’s tale, prior to her 45 day jail sentence. It probably slipped your mind, though I don’t blame you.

  • Meredith

    Everybody loves a good jazz square. And Gabriella wannabes, try not to be way less likable than your male counterpart.

  • SH

    Gabriella wannabes: Please have some actually singing and acting talent.
    Orange lead guy wannabe(the name is lost right now): Be less orange,and creepy, and less plastic. Which reminds me that if you want to play Ashley Tisdale’s role: get the rhinoplasty BEFORE you are casted to play a familiar character.

  • kelsey

    Is it wrong that I kinda still like Vanessa Hudgens?

  • to kelsey

    yes, yes. she’s skeezy!

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