Selena Gomez Explains How She Found Body Confidence Again After Her Surgery
"I don't have perfect abs, but I feel like I'm wonderfully made..."
In September, Selena Gomez revealed she'd had a life-saving kidney transplant from her friend Francia Raisa after complications from Lupus.
When she was asked whether or not she feels comfortable with her scar, here's what she had to say:
I do. I didn't, but I do now. It was really hard in the beginning. I remember looking at myself in the mirror completely naked and thinking about all the things that I used to bitch about and just asking, “Why?”
But there's a reason she never felt fully comfortable in her own skin — even before her surgery: "I had someone in my life for a very long time who pointed out all the things that I didn't feel great about with myself."
However, now that she's been through such an emotional experience, she's learned to appreciate her body a lot more:
When I look at my body now, I just see life. There are a million things I can do -- lasers and creams and all that stuff -- but I’m OK with it...
It could be my eyes, my round face, my ears, my legs, my scar. I don’t have perfect abs, but I feel like I’m wonderfully made.