Shawn Johnson, now known as Shawn Johnson East, is most well known as a former artistic gymnast who won the gold medal for America in the 2008 Winter Olympics in Bejing. She won the gold for the balance beam, but she also came home with 3 silver medals that years for all-around, team, and floor exercise events. Since retiring, Shawn has written 3 books and has done various advertisements for tv and print.
About Shawn Johnson
Real Name: Shawn Machel Johnson East
Nickname: Bubbly, America’s Sweetheart, Peanut
Occupation & Job: Shawn is a former Olympian gymnast.
Famous For: She is famous for winning the Pan American Games gold medal in gymnastics, as well as winning the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics for the balance beam.
Age: She is 26 years old.
Birthday / DOB: Shawn was born on January 19, 1992.
Place of Birth / Hometown: Her birthplace is Des Moines, Iowa.
Nationality: She is American.
Ethnicity: Shawn Johnson is Caucasian.
Height, Weight & Body
How Tall – Height in Meters: She is 1.5 meters tall.
How Tall – Height in Feet: She is fairly short at 4’11. This is a common trait among female gymnasts.
Weight in Pounds: She weighs about 99 pounds.
Weight in Kilograms: She is about 45kg.
Bra Size: She is estimated to be a 32B.
Waist Size: Her waist measures 27 inches.
Hip Size: Her hips measure 32 inches.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Light brown
Foot/Shoe Size: Unknown
Dress Size: Unkown
Personal Life ( Relationships, family, education, Net Worth)
Are They Married: She has been married since 2015.
Husband / Boyfriend: Her Husband is Andrew East.
Father: Her father is Doug Johnson.
Mother: Her mother is Teri Johnson.
Brother: Shawn is an only child.
Sister: Shawn is an only child.
Children: She and her husband do not have any children.
High School: She had a private tutor, and was homeschooled since 2009.
Did They Go To College: Shawn Johnson attended Vanderbilt University for a short time before she decided to leave and concentrate on winning gold medals in gymnastics.
Net Worth: She is said to be worth about $9 million.
Sexuality: Shawn is straight.
Horoscope: She is a Capricorn.
Hobbies: She enjoys dancing and watching football.
Favorite Movie: Unknown
Favorite Sports: She loves gymnastics, clearly, but also enjoys watching football.
Phone Number: Unknown
Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Her official Facebook page has 685,000 followers. She has her Instagram linked to the page, and it crossposts her selfies and promo photos. She also occasionally posts some vlogs and personal thoughts as well.
Shawn joined Twitter in the spring of 2009 and has tweeted over 11,200 since then. She has 494K followers on the micro-blogging platform. She has lots of photos from her Instagram page on there, and she also retweets content that she likes. Every so often, she will post her personal thoughts on things.
Instagram seems to be Shawn Johnson’s favorite social media platform. It’s the one she primarily posts in and then links it to her other accounts. She posts promo photos of her brand deal with Special K, as well as standard Instagram photos like travel pics, selfies, well-framed food photos, and lots of pictures with her husband, Andrew East.
Other Cool Facts:
- When Shawn initially posted her Snapchat name on her Instagram in the fall of 2015, she accidentally set it to private. She realized her mistake, and let her fans know about it on a photo in her feed.
- She teamed up with Ashton Kutcher in 2008 to raise money for different areas of Iowa that were destroyed by flooding at that time.
- When she was just 17, she had a stalker who snuck onto a CBS lot in an effort to “be together” with the teenage gymnast. It was good that he was intercepted by police because he was carrying zip ties, duct tape, and multiple guns.
- Shawn was in the 2009 season of Dancing with the Stars and ended up winning.
- She began taking gymnastics lessons when she was three years old.
- She was a cast member of The Celebrity Apprentice 7, which was hosted by the current US president Donald Trump. She was eliminated in the 6th task.
- In 2013, Shawn had the honor of being inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.