Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Selena Gomez honours Francia Raisa for life-saving transplant

Selena Gomez honours Francia Raisa for life-saving transplant

Selena Gomez has been named Billboard magazine's Woman of the Year, and with that came several revelations about her physical and emotional mindset following her kidney transplant over the summer. Of the honor Selena said, "The idea of Woman of the Year made me a little uncomfortable".

She said: "I don't want people to think it's a sad thing that I went through this with Francia or with anything in my life". As Camila Cabello, Mary J Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Kehlani, Solange, Grace VanderWaal, Selena Gomez, and Atlantic Records COO Julie Greenwald accepted their awards, they acknowledged that this year has been a meaningful one for women in the music business, as females young and old have continued to pave the way for progress.

"Honestly, I couldn't be more grateful for the position that I've been given in my career". That Q&A (read it here) generated several intention-setting mantras, including "I want to live a life that's worth living" and "I'm actually grateful for who I am". The former Fifth Harmony member performed her sultry single "Havana", which hit No. 1 on Billboard's pop songs charts this week.

She's proud of her transplant scar.

Others have noted that Gomez and Bieber's reunion comes hot on the heels of her break-up with "The Weeknd", Abel Makkonen.

"When I found out I was a [kidney type] match for Selena, I didn't think twice about it", Raisa said before she handed Gomez the award. "It was what I needed to do for my overall health", she shared on Instagram. When asked if blondes have more fun, Selena replied, "So far, it's been great I am not complaining!"

"Thank you guys so much".

"Just seeing my friend get sick, and more sick, and more sick was hard but at the same time so positive for our friendship". I'm very, very lucky.

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