Over the years, some of Hollywood’s biggest names have been pretty open about their visible scars. Whether they’re posting on social media or showing it off in a magazine shoot, there’s a group of celebrities who have embraced and opened up about past accidents that left them marked for life.

Former Disney Channel starlet Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant in 2017 that left her with a big scar. The actress rarely gives fans a glimpse of that part of her, but now she’s opening up about how she’s come to be proud of it.

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through … and I’m proud of that,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum wrote in an Instagram caption on September 24.

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Similarly to Selena, Corey Fogelmanis, Miles Teller, Kylie Jenner, Perrie Edwards, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth and more have gotten real and shared the stories behind their scars — scroll through our gallery to see them all!

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