Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist.
"Believe in your dreams. Believe in today. Believe that you are loved. Believe that you make a difference. Believe we can build a better world. Believe when others might not. Believe there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else. Believe that the best is yet to be. Believe in each other. Believe in yourself. I believe in you."
"The journey is the reward."
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child, listen to the don'ts -- listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts -- listen to the never haves, Then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."
|Full Name at Birth||Shawn Machel Johnson|
|Other Names||PeanutBoJ (Bundle of Joy)ShawnsonShawnerShawnJohn|
|Date of Birth||January 19, 1992|
|Birthplace||West Des Moines, Iowa|
|Height||4' 9" (145 cm)|
|High School||Valley High School (freshman-junior year)|
|Claim to Fame||2008 Summer Olympic Games, Dancing with the Stars Season 8 champion|
|Friends||Mitchel Musso, Nastia Liunkin, Alicia Sacramone|
|Favorite TV Shows||Secret Life of the American Teenager|