Selena Gomez’s kidney donor Francia Raisa proudly shows off her surgery scars on the red carpet in LA

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SELENA Gomez’s best friend Francia Raisa showed off her scars on the red carpet after she donated a kidney to the singer and actress.

The actress stunned in a studded white blazer over a sheer top and push-up bra where you could just about glimpse the scars from the surgery which was performed earlier this year.

 Francis Raisa showed off her scars from the operation where she donated her kidney to Selena Gomez on the red carpet at People's Ones To Watch event in Los Angeles

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Francis Raisa showed off her scars from the operation where she donated her kidney to Selena Gomez on the red carpet at People’s Ones To Watch event in Los Angeles
 Francias scars are barely visible beneath the sheer top

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Francias scars are barely visible beneath the sheer top

Looking happy and relaxed, Francia joined a slew of stars at People’s One’s To Watch event in Los Angeles.

Last month, Selena, 25, revealed Francia had donated her kidney after she was left needing one amid her ongoing battle with Lupus.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease with symptoms including body aches, fevers and extreme fatigue – it can also lead to kidney and heart damage.

Francia, who is best known for staring in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has said very little about the procedure herself but following Selena’s announcement she posted on Instagram.

 Francia's scars are healing nicely

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Francia’s scars are healing nicely
 Francia showed off her slim figure in the glam outfit

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Francia showed off her slim figure in the glam outfit
 Francia has not said much about the procedure but posted on Instagram following Selenas announcement

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Francia has not said much about the procedure but posted on Instagram following Selenas announcement

She wrote: “I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.

“This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story.”

It came as Francia’s mother Virginia Almendarez confirmed that no money was exchanged between the pair.

Speaking to Al Rojo Vivo she said: “No, not even a single penny. Some people are treating this as if there was money involved.

 Selena Gomez, right, recovers in hospital with best friend Francia Raisa after her kidney transplant

Selena Gomez, right, recovers in hospital with best friend Francia Raisa after her kidney transplant

“Francia did it for friendship, for her love for Selena, and because they care a lot for each other. She didn’t receive any benefit from this, only the benefit of Selena having a better life.”

She also revealed that Selena rented a house for them both to live in as they recovered from the transplant, with “nurses to care for them.”

 Selena shared a picture of her scar with her fans after revealing she'd had the secret op

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Selena shared a picture of her scar with her fans after revealing she’d had the secret op
 The actress added a candid post explaining where she had been all summer

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The actress added a candid post explaining where she had been all summer

Selana had previously announced the news with an Instagram post of the pair in hospital holding hands.

She wrote: “I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.

“It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery.”

 Selena and Francia have been best friends since meeting in 2008

Selena and Francia have been best friends since meeting in 2008
 Francia, left, is best known for starring in The Secret Life Of The American Teenager

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Francia, left, is best known for starring in The Secret Life Of The American Teenager

Selena continued: “And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

And helping to raise some awareness about Lupus, she added: “Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org”

Selena, who is dating The Weekend, went on thank The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Francia who had donated her kidney, revealing she felt “incredibly blessed”.

 Francia has described Selena as 'my forever friend'

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Francia has described Selena as ‘my forever friend’
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