The ‘Same Old Love’ hitmaker had a kidney transplant in 2017 and was left with a large scar, something she would always endeavour to cover up but now she feels much more “confident” in her skin.
Modelling a swimsuit from the brand LA’MARIETTE, she wrote on Instagram: “When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through … and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that … all bodies are beautiful. (sic)”
Meanwhile, Selena previously confessed that she felt under pressure to “show some skin” earlier in her career.
The 28-year-old singer was encouraged to adopt an adult appearance in her music videos after rising to fame as a Disney child star, even though she was uncomfortable about it.
Speaking about being sexualised earlier in her career, Selena explained: “I just did things that weren’t really me. here was pressure to seem more adult on my album, ‘Revival’. I felt the need to show skin … I really don’t think I was that person.”
Selena also confessed that she hasn’t Googled herself “in years” because of her “sensitive heart”.
She added: “I haven’t done that in years. I honestly can’t. I’m strong in a lot of ways, but I think I just have way too much of a sensitive heart.”