Selena Gomez reflects on her body’s changes in throwback swimsuit photos: ‘I will never look like this again’

Selena Gomez has opened up about her appearance while candidly reflecting on her body’s changes throughout the years.

Taking to her Instagram Story Monday night, the actress/singer showed her body in two images years apart.

“Today I realized I will never look like this again…” she wrote alongside a pic of her in a zebra bikini from 2013, when she was 21.

The now-31-year-old went on to share a photo from her getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last year.

The pic showed the “Only Murders in the Building” actress wearing a high-waisted bikini bottom with a white bikini top.

“I’m not perfect, but I am proud to be who I am… Sometimes I forget it’s ok to be me,” she captioned the second image.

Selena Gomez has opened up about her appearance while candidly reflecting on her body’s changes throughout the years. selenagomez/Instagram
“I’m not perfect, but I am proud to be who I am… Sometimes I forget it’s ok to be me,” Gomez wrote. selenagomez/TikTok
Gomez pictured in Maui in 2011. Dave / Splash News

In October, Gomez opened up about being on the receiving end of scrutinizing body-shaming after undergoing surgery following her lupus diagnosis.

Gomez, who was 24 when she was diagnosed, recalled feeling that she no longer “had a teenager’s body” during a magazine fitting — which ultimately left her self-conscious.

“None of the sample sizes were fitting, and that would make me feel embarrassed,” she said in an interview with Fast Company. “Although how unrealistic is it to expect a normal woman’s body not to change?” 

The “Single Soon” hitmaker received body-shaming comments after undergoing surgery following her lupus diagnosis. selenagomez/Instagram

Following her diagnosis, the “Single Soon” songstress subsequently underwent a kidney transplant and chemotherapy.

A few months later, Gomez was papped in a bikini during a getaway to Australia, where pap shots showed her surgery scars to the world.


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To make matters worse, the former Disney Channel star was living out a heartbreak publicly following her split from singer Justin Bieber at the time.

Following her diagnosis, Gomez subsequently underwent a kidney transplant and chemotherapy. Getty Images

“Then there were those moments of not feeling positive about how I looked because of what I’d see on Instagram. ‘Wow, I wish my body looked like that,’” she added.

Things took a turn for the worse in 2018 when the “Lose You To Love Me” hitmaker went into a psychosis and checked into a treatment center, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“I went through a really hard season,” she recalled, in part. “It was my highs and my lows, and I didn’t know what to do, so I couldn’t control it. I would want to cancel things. It was just a tormented feeling.”