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Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson is an American sportsperson and fitness enthusiast. Shawn Johnson is an artistic gymnast who has won an Olympic gold medal for the women’s balance team as well as silver medals in the team, all-around, and floor competitions. Likewise, she is also the winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars season eight.

Early Life and Childhood

Shawn Johnson whose full name is Shawn Machel Johnson was born on January 19, 1992, and is currently 30 years old. Being born in mid-January, her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Likewise, she was born in Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about her ethnicity and religion, she belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, talking about her personal life, she is the daughter of Doug Johnson and Teri Johnson. Similarly, regarding her siblings, she is the only child of her parents.

Likewise, in her childhood, she was a very energetic child. Similarly, her young stints of jumping off the furniture made her parents put her in a gymnastics class at a very young age of three. Followed by this, at the age of six, she already started her gymnastics school in West Des Moines under the instructor Liang Chow. Likewise, she excelled in her studies and besides this, she also actively participated in every extra-curricular activity.


Furthermore, talking about her educational background, Shawn Johnson went to Valley High School in West Des Moines. However, after quitting public school in the year 2009, she went to Los Angeles, California along with her mother. Furthermore, she did her under graduation in nutrition and sports psychology from Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

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Caption: Picture of Shawn with her husband. Source: Instagram

Shawn Johnson – Net Worth 2022

Talking about her net worth, Shawn is a gymnast by profession. Likewise, her primary source of income is her gymnastics career. She has made a decent amount of earning impressive fame from her career as a gymnast. Similarly talking about her net worth, she has a net worth of around $9 million.

Professional Life

Talking about her professional career, Shawn is a gymnast professionally. She started her professional career at the age of 12 participating in the Junior Olympics National Championships. Likewise, she became first on the beam and second on the floor. Likewise, in the year 2005, she went to the national team training camp organized by Marta Karolyi who is the coordinator of the National Team.

Similarly, in the year 2006, with a new trick, Jaeger on bars, and two top difficulties skills-full- in back-out dismount off the beam and double-twisting double back on the floor. Eventually, she won the US Junior National All-Around Championship. In the year 2007, she competed in the Tyson American Cup in the senior division bagging the all-around title.

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Caption: Picture of Shawn doing gymnastics. Source: Instagram

Followed by this, she participated in the Pan American Games and received four gold medals, all around, beam, and bars, and a silver medal on the floor. Subsequently, she also got gold in the all-around at the 2007 Visa US National Championships. Moreover, she did her debut at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in the year 2007 becoming the only US athlete participating in all floor events: floor, beam, vault, and bars. In this, she got gold on the floor and all-around helped the US team win the gold.

More on Career

In the 2008 American Cup, she got silver in the all-around, and gold in the floor, balance beam, and vault events. Following this on the tear 2008, at Visa US Championships, she got gold and silver in the respective competitions. Moreover, she did a phenomenon performance on the US Olympic gymnastics team. Likewise, in the Summer Olympics of Beijing, she won four medals: a gold medal in the balance beam and silver medals in floor exercise, all-around, and team events. After her appearance in Beijing Olympics, she got a chance to work in several advertisements including CoverGirl, Hy-Vee, Ortega, McDonald’s, Secret deodorant, and Coca-Cola.

Moreover, in the year 2009, she took part in season 8 of ‘Dancing with the Stars along with the professional dancer Mark Ballas winning the dance reality competition. Unfortunately, while skiing in January 2010, she had Anterior Cruciate Ligament and underwent reconstructive knee surgery. However, it did not stop her from winning the gold medal in the Pan American Games in the year 2011. Besides sports, she has also made an appearance on several chat shows including ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, ‘The Today Show’, ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, and ‘Entertainment Tonight’.

Likewise, recollecting her journey as a top gymnast she is the author of two books, ‘Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile’ and ‘Winning Balance’. Similarly, she has also done brand endorsement with top-notch brands including Nike, Cheerios, Longines, Sanofi-Aventis, Nestle, Bounty, Crest, Circuit City, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Oroweat.


Likewise, she has also received many notable awards and achievements. In the year 2007, she received the ‘Longines Prize for Elegance’ in Stuttgart, Germany. Followed by this, after she participated in the World Championship, she was declared ‘Shawn Johnson Day’ by Iowa’s Governor Chet Culver on 17th October 2007.

Likewise, in the year 2008, she became the fifth ‘Female Athlete of the Year’ listed by the Associated Press and won the ‘Athlete-Female’ Teen Choice Award’. Similarly, on the year 2009, she became 27th among the ‘100 most searched females on the Internet’ by Forbes Magazines. Likewise, Des Moines Register voted her as the ‘most famous living sports figure’ in the year 2010. Moreover, in the year 2013, along with her teammates at the 2007 World Championship, she became the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in the year 2013.

Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, Shawn Johnson is straight and in a marital relationship. Likewise, she married Andrew East who is a professional football long snapper who played for the Washington Redskins in the year 2018. After an engagement on 24th July 2015 in Wrigley Field during a Wrigley Field at Chicago Cubs game. Followed by this, they tied the knot on 16th April 2016 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Currently, they both live in Nashville, Tennessee with their two children together. Likewise, their eldest daughter Drew Hazel East was born on 29th October 2019 her godmother is Nastia Liukin. Nastia whose birth name is Anastasia Valeryevna Liukin is a Russian-born American former artistic gymnast. Followed by this, their second child is expected to be a due date in early 2021.

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Caption: Wedding picture of Shawn. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

This talented and stunning gymnast stands 5 feet (60 inches) tall and weighs around 45 kg (99 lbs). Likewise, she has a very slim body type. Similarly, looking at her body measurements, her vital stats are 34-27-32 inches. Likewise, she specifically wears a shoe size of 4 (US), a bra size of 34B, and a dress size of 8 (US). Talking about her physical appearance, this gorgeous fitness freak has fair skin with blonde hair and a light brown pair of eyes.

Shawn Johnson

Caption: Picture of Shawn with her husband. Source: Instagram

Shawn Johnson – Social Media

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Shawn Johnson is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Likewise, her Facebook account is @shawnjohnson, and has over 1.2 million followers in it. Similarly, she has over 2.9 million followers on her @shawnjohnson account on Instagram.

Moreover, after she joined Twitter in April 2009, she has over 443.1k followers on her @shawnjohnson account. Additionally, she has also given her email address for business inquiries and it is [email protected].