Extraordinarily beautiful and academically gifted, she meets Troy at a lodge during thier winter vacation and are forced to sing in a karaoke contest. They instantly feel a connection with one another and as fate would have they end up attending the same school, where their relationship blossoms from mutual puppy crushes to a passionate romance set to last for years to come. Although the two may have rough patches here and there, they love each other very much
High School Musical 2EditBy the end of the school year Grabiella and Troy are still dating. Troy eventually decides to look for a summer job to gain money for college.
The Evans twins plan to spend the summer at their family's country club, Lava Springs, but Sharpay's summer plans also include pursuing Troy, whom she has arranged to be hired at the club. However, Troy convinces the club's manager, Mr. Fulton, into hiring GabriellaI and their close group of friends as well; including Taylor and Chad. Sharpay is enraged upon learning that Gabriella is working as one of the lifeguards but is unable to get her fired so she orders Fulton to give them difficult tasks so they would be best to quit. Fulton attempts to intimidate the group but Troy rebuilds their confidence and convinces them that they can persevere.
Troy continues to worry about funding for college and Sharpay arranges for Troy to be promoted, hoping that this will convince him to sing with her at the talent show. Meanwhile, Kelsi writes a ballad for Troy and Gabriella. Troy agrees to sing with his friends in the show, not knowing that Sharpay is vying for his attention. Taylor and invite Ryan to the baseball game, where he persuades the Wildcats to take part in the talent show. Troy and Gabriella's relationship is strained when Troy sees Ryan with Gabriella sparking jealousy.
When Sharpay discovers that Ryan and the Wildcats are putting together their own performance in the show, she orders Mr. Fulton to ban all junior staff members from performing. angrily confronts Sharpay about her interference and quits her job at Lava Springs. Troy overhears the exchange, and tries to persuade Gabriella to change her mind. Gabriella expresses her loss of trust with Troy and leaves Lava Springs.
At Sharpay's supposed instruction, Ryan gives Troy a new song to learn moments before the show. As Troy goes onstage, he asks Sharpay why she switched the song, and Sharpay is shocked to find that her brother tricked her. Troy sings the song ("Everyday") of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, alone, until Gabriella, after some encouragement from Taylor, surprisingly joins him onstage. In the end, Sharpay proudly presents her brother, Ryan, with the award for the talent show. After the talent show, all the Wildcats go to the golf course to enjoy the fireworks, where Troy and Gabriella share a sweet, passionate kiss.
Everyone celebrates the end of the summer with a staff only pool party.
High School Musical 3EditTroy, with some encouragement from, the Wildcats win the championship game which is the last one for the seniors. Later, at a celebration party at Troy's house, he and Gabriella are thinking about their future and wishing that their last few months at East High would not end.
The next day, when Ms. Darbus notices that there are so few sign-ups for the spring musical, Sharpay suggests she could do a one-woman show. This alarms Kelsi, who is writing the show, so she immediately signs up everyone in their homeroom for it instead. This results in Ms. Darbus announcing they will create a play about their final days at East High, called Senior Year.She also reveals that Sharpay, Ryan, Kelsi, and Troy have all been considered for a scholarship at Juilliard School, but only one of them is to be chosen. Troy is confused, because he did not apply to Juilliard.The next morning, Troy asks Gabriella to the dance at their secret roof top hiding place and she teaches him how to waltz. The group rehearses for the musical, a scene about their prom night. That night Gabriella and Taylor are going over which pictures to put in the yearbook.
Soon Sharpay and, her british assistant, Tiara Gold discover that Gabriella has a chance to go to college early to Stanford and Sharpay convinces Troy that he is the only thing keeping Gabriella from her dream. Troy talks to about this and after sharing an awkward goodnight sings and leaves for college the next day.
Troy soon gets a call from Gabriella saying that although she loves him, she will not return to Albuquerque. However, on the day of the prom, Troy visits her at Stanford University and convinces her to return and they kiss sweetly together during her lunch break. After a series of events, Troy and Gabriella appear during the second half of the show and sing their duet together. At the end of the musical, Ms. Darbus reveals that both Kelsi and Ryan have won the Juilliard scholarship and tells about everyone's future plans, in which Troy reveals he's chosen Berkeley so he can be close to Gabriella where he can play both basketball and perform in theatre.At the graduation ceremony, Troy gives the class speech. Throwing their caps in the air, the graduates form a giant wildcat before breaking out into song and dance to the tune of "High School Musical". As the film ends, Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor run across the field, the curtain falls, and they appear on the East High stage. They do their famous High School Musical jump with a close up of the six in order before bowing before the curtain falls.
Gabriella Montez is initially portrayed as very shy, insecure in her abilities, but still very intelligent, sweet, friendly and kind. Even after feeling betrayed by Troy in the first film, she remained withdrawn and kind about ending their relationship.
By HSM2, she has grown very much in her short time in East High. She's becomes more open, outgoing and is shown to be an encouraging factor in her group of friends. She's also shown to have become quite capable and strong on her own, this is clear when she confronts Sharpay.
By the end of HSM3, Gabriella Montez has fully blossomed from a shy, awkward bookworm into a lovely, spirited, mature, charming and self aware young woman.
Still, she often let's her emotions get the best of her and has a habit of running from her problems. But her love for her friends and Troy and their encouragement always help make the right choices in the end.
Gabriella is shown to be stunningly beautiful, though she's oblivious to this. Her signature wavy chestnut hair, light olive skin and big, beautiful brown eyes are some of the factors that make Troy's heart beat a little faster each time he sees her. Along with her personal evolution, Gabriella style choices have evolved as well.
In HSM, her clothing is very casual and demure, as a way to not draw attention to herself. Though as the film goes on her color choices go from muted colors, like pale pinks and pale blues, to bolder and brighter colors, like lime green and orange.In HSM2, her clothing is very summery and laid back. She's wearing a lot of bright floral attire and pastels. She has also cut her hair into a bolder short style.
In HSM3, her style is very Bohemian. She is shown wearing flirty floral dresses, sometimes coupled with a scarf or a cardigan. Even her prom dress has alot of floral touches. She's gone back to wearing muted, cool colors but in a style that shows off her femininity and grace. She also wears a lot of turquoise stones and big wooden beads.
Gabriella is the only character that has interacted with all of the Wildcats in some way. Though she mainly interacts with Troy and Taylor, she has also made friends with Chad,Kelsi, Ryan, Martha, Jason, Zeke, and seemingly, by the end of HSM3, Sharpay.
Troy BoltonEditUpon meeting Troy, Gabriella instantly fell for him, almost literally. Their relationship has grown from puppy love to a passionate romance. They treat each other with kindness and love and they rarely, if ever, have any serious arguments. They encourage each other to reach their full potential and support each other, when the other is in some type of distress. Still their romance has hit some bumps here and there, either from their naivety or their lack of communication, both issues that they resolve together. They've over come many odds, from people's objects to their love to personal battles, and have maintain a strong, healthy, loving relationship.
Taylor McKessieEditGabriella and Taylor quickly became good friends. Taylor showed her the ins and outs of East High and looked out for her. Taylor is a big sister figure to Gabriella and she's always looking out for her best interest. After wronging her during the events of the first film, Taylor quickly made up for it by supporting Gabriella and pushing her to achieve her goals in life. Though they're almost complete opposites in personality they work very well together and love each other dearly.
Kelsi NielsenEditKelsi and Gabriella have gotten along great since the moment they met. She has been a great influence on Kelsi, helping her get over her shyness and branch in order make friends and become her own person. Gabriella has always been very supportive to Kelsi and her music and the two become close friends over their time in East High.
Sharpay EvansEditFor the better part of the series, Sharpay has dislike Gabriella greatly, mostly because of her being Troy's girlfriend, whom she has a crush on, and for getting the lead in the Twinkle Towne musical. She has gone through great lengths in order to sabotage Gabriella and Troy's relationship, all while trying to take him for herself. Though, each time it her plans fall through. Gabriella, for the most part, seems to be oblivious to Sharpay's hatred towards her, but isn't afraid to stand up to her if she steps too far out of line, as scene in the memorable confrontation scene in HSM2. By the end of the trilogy, the two seem to be on good terms.
Ryan EvansEditAlthough they don't interact in the first film, by HSM2 the two grow a friendship. Gabriella befriends him and encourages him to use his talents to help the employees be apart of the club talent show. Ryan greatly appreciates her belief in him and he seems to develop a small crush on her, though he'd never truly act on it. By the third film, we see Ryan has become a more confident person thanks to his summer with Gabriella, who still supports him through he choreographing.
Chad DanforthEditThough they rarely interact, they are shown to be in good terms and often joke around together. Chad has also given her the nickname, "The Gabster".
|High School Musical|
|Troy||Start of Something New||Free Style Club Room|
|Troy||What I've Been Looking For (Reprise) - Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens||East High Theater|
|Solo||When There Was Me and You - Vanessa Hudgens||East High Hallways|
|Troy||Breaking Free - Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens||East High Theater|
|HSM Cast||We're All In This Together - Everyone||East High Basketball Court|
|High School Musical 2|
|HSM 2 Cast||What Time Is It? - Everyone||East High|
|Lava Springs Staff||Work This Out - Zac Efron and Corbin Blue||Lava Springs Kitchen|
|Troy||You Are the Music In Me - Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens||Lava Springs Restaurant|
|Troy||Gotta Go My Own Way - Zac Efron and Vanessa Huggens||Outside of Lava Springs|
|Troy||Everyday- Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens||Lava Springs Stage|
|HSM 2 Cast||All For One - Everyone||Lava Springs Pool|
|High School Musical 3: Senior Year|
|East High Students||Now Or Never - Zac Efron and Corbin Blue||East High Gym|
|Troy||Right Here, Right Now - Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens||His Treehouse|
Can I Have This Dance? - Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
|East High Rooftop Garden|
|HSM 3 Cast||A Night To Remember - Everyone||East High Auditorium|
|Troy||Just Want To Be With You - Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens||East High Auditorium|
|Solo||Walk Away - Vanessa Hudgens||Her Home and Car|
|Troy||Can I Have This Dance? (Reprise) - Zac Efron||Stanford University|
|Troy, Sharpay & Jimmie||Just Want To Be With You (Reprise) - Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale||East High Auditorium|
|East High Students||We're All In This Together WILDCATS(Graduation Mix) - Everyone||East High Auditorium|
|HSM 3 Cast||High School Musical - Everyone||East High Football Field|