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    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.

    Now, Selena's opening up about her post-surgery life in a new interview with Billboard.

    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."

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    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.

    "[After the surgery] I had this sense of gratitude for myself. I don’t think I’ve ever just stopped and been like, 'I’m actually grateful for who I am.'" 🙌 🙌 🙌

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