Selena Gomez Proudly Shows Her Kidney Transplant Scar As She Poses In La Mariette Bathing Suits

Selena Gomez is proudly showing off her kidney transplant scar and she’s doing so while helping out a friend. Selena’s fans know that she launched Rare Beauty over the summer and her best friend, Theresa Mingus, launched her own swimsuit company — La’ Mariette. Selena is helping out Theresa by modeling several swimsuits and sharing the photos on social media. Not only is Selena bringing awareness to the La’ Mariette swimwear line, but she’s also delivering a powerful message about self-acceptance.

Selena shared a photo of herself wearing the Selena One Piece bathing suit (yes, Theresa named the swimsuit after her BFF) and the photo is going viral. The bathing suit retails for about $120 and has a zipper front. Selena posed in the suit that is available in four colors. Selena wore a pale blue shade called “playdate.”

Not only did Selena look stunning in the swimsuit as she posed outside and stood barefoot on large rocks and stone steps, but she also made certain the public could see the long scar that ran alongside the inner portion of her leg.

Selena opened up about showing off the scar in the photo’s caption. She stated the following.

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.

You may see the photo that Selena Gomez shared below.

Selena posed in a second La Mariette bathing suit. The bikini is called the Carolina and the top and bottoms are sold separately. They retail for $65 each and Selena wore the print called “Day Trip.” You may see Selena Gomez wearing the La Mariette bikini below.

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@selenagomez wearing the CAROLINE TOP & CAROLINE BOTTOM in the print "Day Trip" 😍 "This print was the catalyst for me to rebrand as La Mariette. It feels reflective of me- playful, vivid, and alive. Creating this new collection, it was imperative that every suit and print felt like an extension of me. This print for me feels like a memory. I get that same wash of nostalgia every time I wear it, it reminds me of a day trip Selena and I took when I was considering rebranding my company- we drove down to Newport and spent all day on a boat, laughing and wandering in and out of some incredible vintage stores. One of those days that when you look back you want to relive it. When I am working on a new collection, I don't often look for inspiration on Instagram. More often I find that current of electricity from old photos of my friends' moms, or dope old 80s/90s Sports Illustrated editorials- images where women look athletic and strong and very much real." — @tmarie247

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What do you think about the La Mariette bikinis and what are your thoughts about Selena’s message? Were you surprised to see her proudly showing off her kidney transplant scar?

Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She enjoys writing about celebrities, entertainment, and fashion. Any reproduction of this article outside of Celebrity Insider will be met with legal action by the writer.