Selena Gomez, 26, designed not just one, but three limited edition swimsuits for her best friend’s new swimwear label, KRAHS Swim, which launches on May 2. The businesswoman behind the name — Selena’s former executive assistant, Theresa Mingus — envisioned a brand that “everyone” can wear, no matter their body shape. Selena was the perfect person to tap for the project, as her own body underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, due to struggles with lupus. The “Wolves” singer designed a special suit to work around the scar the surgery had left.
“I did have a really good time designing. It was fun. The design I did, one of them, it was the high-waisted one with the belt,” Selena explained in a chat between her and Theresa. The Disney alum added, “I’ve had a kidney transplant and I like bathing suits that kind of cover where that’s been and make me feel comfortable.” Although the high-waisted bottoms have yet to be revealed, Selena modeled two suits for a campaign shoot that was revealed on May 1. She stunned in an underwire bikini top for the first look, and sizzled in a zip-up one-piece for the second look. Both suits were spicy red. Her limited edition collection is called “Selena x Krahs Swim,” so be on the lookout for the name.
While Selena is putting Theresa’s KRAHS Swim brand on the public’s radar, her best friend has also helped Selena in the past. “I just didn’t think I could get through some of the hardest points of my life if it wasn’t for you,” Selena admitted to Theresa in their promotional video for KRAHS Swim. While a happy Selena has been regularly photographed besides friends ever since 2019 rolled in — and even made her first red carpet appearance of the year at WE Day California on April 25 — she stepped out from the public eye for a bit to reportedly seek treatment at a mental health facility in the fall of 2018.
Look at that smile — and those incredible fashion design skills! “Selena is looking and feeling better than ever right now, both mentally and physically,” a friend of Selena’s EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “She’s really taking care of herself right now first and foremost, and is just focusing on being in the best place she can be.”