Disney star Ashley Tisdale recently joined Keri Hilson, Bridget Moynahan, and Kaley Cuoco to do a photo shoot for Allure Magazine’s annual nude issue.

Unlike fellow Disney colleague Vanessa Hudgens (who had some topless photos of her leak in 2007 and allegedly some new ones of her leaked again last month) Tisdale willingly did the shoot in an effort to show that she is now an adult.

“I’m 25, almost 26, but people think of me as much younger because I look young. Being in this shoot was me saying, ‘I’m not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I’m actually a woman,’ ” she explained.

Tisdale even had her mother accompany her to the shoot for support.

The photos are what one would call “tasteful nudes” and don’t really show much more than you would see if she were on the beach wearing a bikini.

Hopefully, the decision to have people see her in a more adult light doesn’t damage her acting career.  The direct-to-video High School Musical spinoff, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, hits store shelves on April 19th, 2011.

What do you think of Ashley’s decision to do the shoot?
Mistake, or smart decision on her part?