Shawn Johnson (born 19 January 1992) is a former artistic gymnast from America. She started participating in gymnastics from the age of 12 only. Johnson is an Olympic gold medallist. She has represented the U.S. in junior championships also.
In her total career, she has won many gold and silver medals. Because of her short height, many judges nicknamed her peanut. Her husband Andrew East is an American football player who has played for teams like “Washington Redskins”.
The lady is also a YouTuber now. She has a channel named The East Family with around 1.1 million subscribers. There she shares the videos from her daily life. In the year 2017 she suffered a miscarriage but I the year 2019 she gave birth to a baby girl and they named her Drew Hazel East.
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Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
The former star player Shawn Johnson was born in the year 1992 (age 28 years old, as in 2020) on January 19. Johnson’s birthplace is Iowa, United States. Her father’s name is Doug Johnson and Teri Johnson is her mother.
The girl is the only child of her parents. When she was a kid her parents enrolled her in a gymnast school. The former Chinese gymnast Liang Chow taught her artistic gymnasts for around 20 years.
She grew up in Des Moines and here she attended Valley High School. As her schooling ended she joined Vanderbilt University and did her graduation. When she was 12 years old she participated in the juniors Olympics and ended at fourth position in the all-around.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance
Peanut is a name given to her because of her height. She is a very talented lady with a very flexible body, thanks to years of training. Shawn Johnson has a short height of 4 ft 11 in tall (150 cm) and her weight is 45 kg or 99 lbs.
Before getting pregnant she was regular to the gym but after that, she has taken a break. When miscarriage happened with her husband pushed her to go to the gym so that she can recover herself.
Johnson has long blonde hair and beautiful hazel brown eyes. Her body measures are 34-27-32. In an interview, she accepted that while her preparation for the 2008 Olympics she suffered eating disorders because she was consuming half of the minimum calories required for a person daily.
Personal Life, Boyfriend, Spouse & Children
When she was at the peak of her career than in the year 2015 she got engaged with the famous American football player Andrew East. Finally, in the year 2016 on 16 April, they both got married in Franklin, Tennessee where many star players were present. After their marriage, they started living in Nashville, Tennessee.
In the year 2017, she got pregnant and the couple was expecting a baby boy but she suffered a miscarriage which broke her internally. Through a YouTube video, they both revealed this information.
After that, her husband Andrew East supported her a lot. In April 2019 news came that Shawn Johnson is pregnant and on October 29 she gave birth to a baby girl. Johnson named her daughter Drew Hazel East.
Her daughter is very famous on social media and has an Instagram account named “drewhazeleast” with 518k followers.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Shawn Johnson
|Real Full Birth Name||Shawn Johnson.
|Age (As of 2019)||28 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 19, 1992.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Des Moines, Iowa, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Capricorn.|
|House Location||Nashville, Tennessee.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 4'11".
Centimeters: 150 cm.
Meters: 1.5 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 45 Kg.
Pounds: 99 lbs.
|Eye Color||Hazel brown.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Parents||Father: Doug Johnson.
Mother: Teri Johnson.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Kids||Drew Hazel East.
|Social media||Instagram: shawnjohnson (2.6 million followers).
Twitter: @ShawnJohnson (466.8k fans).
YouTube: The East Family (1.1 million subscribers); The East Fam Talks (52k subscribers).
|Highest Qualification||College Degree Completed.|
|School||Valley High School.
|Alma Mater||Vanderbilt University.
|Shows||1. Dancing With The Stars (2009).
2. All-Star season.
|Net worth||$ 9 million USD (As in 2020).|
Shawn Johnson’s career as a Gymnast & Net worth
The parents of Shawn Johnson always wanted to push their daughter into sports. They got her admitted to the academy of Liang Chow. Shawn learned from him a lot. She participated in the Olympics for the first time when she was 12 years old. With her dedication and support by the Chow, she got invited to the national training campus.
She played her first game as a senior player in the year 2007. The same year Shawn Johnson won 4 gold medals and got famous all around America.
She represented America in the championships also with other players. The team won gold in the championship. 2008 was the first time when she was playing in the Olympics as a senior player. She played for America a lot and even won many medals n her career. In the year 2012, she announced her retirement.
She has also appeared on television reality shows. In the year 2009, she participated as a contestant in the dance reality show named “Dancing With The Stars”. Her partner was Mark Ballas. The lady even won the show.
Now she is a social media star and is very popular on YouTube and Instagram. There are 2.6 million followers on her Instagram account. Her YouTube account has 1.1 million subscribers. All three members of her family are on Instagram with a large fan following.
The lady enjoys a very lavish lifestyle and we have seen her images in which we can see her traveling in a charter plane. According to our observation, Shawn Johnson has a net worth of $ 9 million USD as in the year 2020.
- She retired because of her continuous knee problem. She even had knee surgery in January 2010.
- Shawn Johnson is the youngest winner of the show “Dancing with the stars”.
- Very few people know that she has the 2nd YouTube channel also by the name “The East Fam Talks” with 52k subscribers.
- Her favorite destination is Lagos, Portugal.
- She has also participated in another show named “All-Star season” where she was a runner up.
- In her career, until now she has won 10gold medals and 6 silver medals.
- The lady also has a website named Shawnjohnson.com
- When Shawn Johnson started taking coaching from Liang Chow then she was only a few trainees in the academy.