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And The Woman Of The Year Award Goes To…

We’re so happy for her!
December 01, 2017

The 2017 Billboard Women in Music event took place on Thursday November 30 in Hollywood. All of our beloved celebs arrived at the red carpet wearing the most fascinating outfits. But our favorite moment of the evening was when they handed the Woman of the Year award. The one who had the honor of receiving the prize was none other than Selena Gomez.

And guess who stood next to her while she accepted the award? Her kidney doner, Francia Raisa. “To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life,” Selena said while tearing up. “I would like to thank my amazing team and family because they stuck with me through some really hard times.”

“I couldn’t be more grateful for the position that I’ve been given in my career. I want people to know that I respect the platform that I have so deeply,” she added. “I’ve never felt more proud to be a woman in this industry. I am so grateful for all the older women who have helped us up.”