Shawn Johnson East, born on January 19, 1992, is a former American artistic gymnast who achieved great success in her career. She earned gold in the balancing beam event at the 2008 Olympics and silver in the team, all-around, and floor exercise competitions. In addition, she won team championships in 2007 and 2011 and received medals in the all-around, uneven bars, and balancing beam in 2007. Johnson is a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist and was the all-around World Champion in 2007.
During her debut season on the senior American team in 2007, Johnson won the all-around at the American Cup, Pan American Games, American National Championships, and World Championships. She also won individual all-around and floor exercise world titles and was a member of the U.S. gymnastics team that earned gold in 2007.
With three U.S. all-around championships under her belt, Johnson won once as a junior and twice as a senior. She was the 2007 U.S. Champion on the balancing beam and floor exercise, the 2008 U.S. Champion on floor exercise, and a silver medalist on the balance beam.
Rumors About Shawn Johnson’s Plastic Surgery
Shawn Johnson‘s Instagram posts have reignited speculations about her potential plastic surgery. Despite her denial of undergoing any such procedures, some of her followers remain convinced that she has.
Meanwhile, Johnson has undergone multiple knee surgeries, including one in 2012, to recover in time for the Olympics. However, she has acknowledged that her struggles were not limited to her knee and prevented her from progressing further in her career.
Shawn Johnson has also spoken openly about her struggles with maintaining her weight and body shape for gymnastics competitions. She admitted to taking diet pills, such as ephedrine and Adderall, to stay in shape for the 2008 Olympics. This, along with her experiences in the competitive world of gymnastics, contributed to her developing eating disorders and experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety after her career as a gymnast ended.
Nevertheless, Shawn has found support in her marriage to Andrew East and the birth of their daughter Drew Hazel, which has helped her to overcome her issues with body image and self-perception.
All About Shawn Johnson Weight Loss
Shawn Johnson has revealed that she used ephedrine and Adderall to lose weight and maintain her physique from the 2008 Olympics. She also struggled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety after her Olympic experience. However, she credits her husband Andrew East and daughter Drew Hazel for helping her overcome her body image issues.
As her gymnastics career has come to an end, Shawn has shifted her focus to her family and herself. While food has always played an important role in her life, she now focuses on eating healthy and enjoying every bite.
She also emphasizes the importance of stretching, especially for gymnastics and other sports. Her go-to exercise is currently spinning.