Selena Gomez Just Designed A Swimsuit For People With Scars
Selena Gomez has designed a special bikini that hides her kidney transplant scar, in collaboration with a new swimwear line.
The 26-year-old singer and actress has teamed up with brand new swimwear line, Krahs, founded by one of her best friends, Theresa Marie Mingus.
Krahs (that's shark spelled backwards) hasn't launched yet, but it has released an introductory video which sees Selena and Theresa sit down for a chat.
"I did have a really good time designing," Selena says in the video. "It was fun."
Selena explains that one of her designs was created with the intention of covering the kidney transplant scar on her lower abdomen - something that brings her insecurity.
"The design I did, one of them, it was the high waisted one with the belt," she explains. "I've had a kidney transplant and I like bathing suits that kind of cover where that's been and make me feel comfortable."
View this post on InstagramI wanted Selena to interview me because I know she's amazing at getting people to speak their truth! What these videos don't show are the amount of times we had to stop because we were laughing too hard. Or because she asked a question that I wasn't sure I wanted to open up about. But the people who know you best, who have seen you when you've just wanted to hide, are the people who end up challenging you to be the most authentic version of yourself possible. I'd rather talk about the times I've jumped into the pool wearing my shark onesie than the times I've felt defeated or insecure. It's easy to only show the good times than it is to be honest about the bad. Krahs is a manifestation of both. The lows taught me about gratitude and patience. The highs taught me to not take anything for granted. And having one of my best friends alongside me is the cherry on top of the perfect wave ;)
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We are yet to get a full look at the red bikini featuring high-waisted bottoms that Selena has designed, but if it's anything like the Baywatch-worthy swims teased on Khars Instagram page, we're keen.
Selena's design will no doubt be a hit with people who are also insecure due to lower-tummy scars, which can only be a good thing.
In September 2017, Selena revealed she'd had surgery for a kidney transplant she needed due to her lupus diagnosis. Her donor was best friend and actress Francia Raísa.
Sharing the news with fans on Instagram, Selena said describe Francia's sacrifice as "the ultimate gift".
"There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raísa," she wrote. "I am incredibly blessed, I love you so much, sis."
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