Shawn Johnson East is an incredible influencer, blogger, youtuber, gymnast and future mother from Nashville. She competed at the 2008 Olympics games in Beijing, China. Hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide watched as a 16 year old young girl in four medals including gold on the balance beam. Her talent and kidness allows her to work with well-known brands like Nike; she became a certified Nike Trainer. Since 2012, she shares her life with Andrew East, her husband and the future father of her baby. The FIV Team has prepared an exclusive Interview with Shawn Johnson East for you. Beauty, training, love and pregancy are the main subjects of this special interview.
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Youtuber, Influencer, Athlete and future mother
FIV: Hi Shawn! With more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram, you are part of the most appreciate influencer from Nashville. When did you start blogging and what central message do you hope to impact to followers through your posts?
Shawn; I started blogging 3 years ago and have tried to focus on being as real and vulnerable as I can with my followers. I feel like we live in a world that only accepts perfection, Andrew and I are almost anti that, showing that life isn’t perfect but it can be beautiful in its own ways. I think overall, we do our best to project positivity in all of our posts.
FIV: As an American gymnast and the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist, you are a successful and amazing athlete ! What have been your keys to success? What advices could you give to people who dream of making their dreams come true like you?
Shawn: I would say you have to fall in love with something in order to succeed. Falling in love with it means you accept all the challenges and sacrifices that come with it. As far as my keys to success, having fun and working hard have been rewarding to me. Always remember to have fun, always.
FIV: Youtube is one of your favourite playground. What are the biggest challenges of being a Youtuber?
Shawn: Some of the biggest challenges would be sharing your life with the world and still trying to save some of it for yourself. It’s tough to find that healthy balance of sharing the appropriate amount without giving everything away. On top of that, it’s difficult to maintain relevancy and continue making videos that our audience wants to watch!
Beauty tips – The best products to get the perfect skin
FIV: You are used to work with beauty brands like Estee Lauder to get the perfect skin. Which products do you recommend?
Shawn: Although I love all of Estee Lauder’s products, the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup has been one of my favorite foundations for a longtime! It’s full-coverage and lightweight so really makes my skin look amazing.
Sport training – Daily workout routine
FIV: One part of your instagram account and youtube channel is about sport training. What is a good daily workout routine for you?
Shawn: I’ve gotten into a routine where I try to workout at least 30 minutes a day. I find that doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been the most rewarding for my body. It helps relieve a lot of the aches and pains that come with pregnancy!
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Love – How to make a couple last ?
FIV: You and your husband are so cute and beautiful! How did you meet each other? Do you have any advices on how to make a couple last?
Shawn: Andrew and I actually have a pretty crazy love story. Oddly enough, we met through Andrew’s bigger brother, Guy, who was an Olympic Cyclist. I met Guy at the London Olympics, where I spoke with him about considering to attend Vanderbilt, and he instantly thought to connect me with his younger brother, Andrew. It only took a few special dates for me to know that Andrew was the one for me. If you guys want more details about our love story, check out our Youtube page – we actually did an entire series about our relationship! The advice Andrew and I always give is know that a relationship is not not easy and you have to be committed to working at it. We do our best to show people that relationships aren’t perfect – that being said, if you’re willing to work hard and love that person and all of their flaws, that’s when a relationship truly grows.
Pregnancy – How to prepare yourself for childbirth ?
FIV: Congratulations on your pregnancy! Do you realize that you are going to be a mother? How do you feel?
Shawn: Thank you!! I honestly still can’t believe it, it’s the biggest miracle and Andrew and I couldn’t be more excited to meet baby East.
FIV: On your Youtube channel, you have shared many videos about your pregnancy. As an athlete, what is your daily sport routine to prepare yourself for childbirth?
Shawn: I just try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’m focusing on eating, sleeping, and working out a healthy amount. I try not be too intense with my workouts, but getting at least 30 minutes in each day is my goal. I want to keep my muscles fresh throughout this pregnancy. The healthier I keep my body, the healthier the childbirth will be!
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