Princess Eugenie hailed Selena Gomez as “super cool” for showing off her kidney transplant scar in a recent swimsuit shot online.
The Queen’s 30-year-old granddaughter, who is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, recently praised women on Instagram for showing off the scars they suffered from surgeries.
She shared a snapshot of the US-based singer and actress on her Instagram Stories, commenting, “I thought it was super cool of Selena Gomez to show that she was confident in who she was and what she went through after struggling to show her scar. “.
Eugenie underwent life-changing spine surgery to treat scoliosis at the age of 12, leaving a prominent mark along her spine, which she highlighted by wearing a married with a revealing back at her 2018 nuptials to Jack Brooksbank.
Princess Eugenie, 30, applauded Selena Gomez on Instagram for showing off her kidney transplant scar, calling the A-lister “super cool”
Selena first shared the photo in late September to promote a swimsuit designed by her friend Theresa Mingus.
The shot showed her standing in a blue one-piece swimsuit, her right leg arched, revealing a scar on her upper thigh.
When Selena shared the photo, she admitted that she struggled with her appearance and scar after her kidney transplant in 2017.
The singer underwent a kidney transplant from her friend Francia Raisa in 2017 after being diagnosed with lupus.
Princess Eugenie again shared a photo of Selena showing her kidney transplant scar on September 24 and praised the singer on her confidence
When Selena initially shared the post, she admitted that she struggled with her appearance after her kidney transplant left her with a scar in 2017.
“When I had my kidney transplant I remember it was very hard to show my scar at first,” she wrote.
“I didn’t want it to be in the photos, so I was wearing things that would cover it.
“Now, more than ever, I have confidence in who I am and what I have been through… and I am proud of it,” she added.
Eugenie re-shared the photo with a praise message on her Instagram Story over the weekend.
She called the actress “super cool” and praised her for her self-confidence, adding, “Let’s be proud of our uniqueness. “
On her wedding day, the royal wore her hair and a Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos dress to show off her scar
The royal had spine surgery to treat scoliosis at the age of 12, leaving a prominent mark along her spine.
She has posted photos of her own scar on social media and shared countless photos from her story to encourage other women to do so.
On her wedding day in October 2018, the royal bravely wore a low-back gown, designed by London duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos with their hair up and without a veil, to show off her scar.
She later said, “Part of it was showing my scar and I think the scars tell a story about your past and your future, and it’s a way to break a taboo. “