Selena Gomez wins Billboard's 'Woman of the Year' award

Selena and The Weeknd have a 'true friendship' despite Bieber

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RaĆ­sa, a 29-year-old actress, also shared the same photograph via Instagram and said "I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process".

"When I found out I was a match for Selena, I didn't think twice about it", she said of her kidney donation.

The Mexican-American performer has battled with Lupus for many years and was supposedly two weeks away from kidney failure at the time of her transplant surgery.

In accepting her award, Gomez said: "Honestly, I couldn't be more grateful for the position that I've been given in my career from 7 to 14 to now".

'Something that I'm proud of is that there's such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd].

Selena and The Weeknd have a 'true friendship' despite Bieber

"I'm 25. I'm not 18, or 19, or 20. And I'm reminded by a team of people who believe in me even when I don't myself and I couldn't be more luckier".

"I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life". "So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right". "We've gone through seasons in our lives".

In conclusion, I think that was quite the pick for woman of the year. I grew up with all of these people, and it's so cool to see where everybody is. It's just my life. Of course, this relationship comes with a lot of ups and downs, so things may not be ideal forever, but for now, they definitely seem to be falling back in love.

The "Wolves" singer broke down in tears acknowledging her kidney donor, Francia Rasia as she accepted her Billboard Woman of the Year award on Thursday.

"(Selena) goes, "I don't know what to do. She added, "There's so much anxiety and angst, and the pressure just keeps getting worse".

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