Kim Kardashian’s latest passion project is her SKIMS Solutionwear line and the reality star has revealed who her newest model is — and it might surprise you. Kardashian is clearly hooked up and can call anyone to shill her new shapewear line but, instead, she went with a different choice. Different but also, very, very awesome.
Alice Marie Johnson is a 64-year-old grandmother but not only that; she’s one of the many inmates who Kim has helped free from prison. Johnson was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole until Kardashian intervened and fought for her freedom. In SKIMS’ latest video, Alice not only revealed how amazing the shaping underwear makes her feel but also expressed gratitude to Kim for all the work she put in to giving her her life back.
“Kim saw a video of me, she heard my story, she said, ‘This is so unfair,'” Johnson says in the ad. “And, by the way, I didn’t even know who Kim Kardashian was.” Of course she didn’t. She was on year 21 of a life sentence! “She went to war for me, to fight for my freedom,” Johnson continued. “That’s why I call her my war angel, because nothing stood between her and my freedom.” And it was in June 2018 that Alice was released, something she never takes for granted. “Waking up in the morning and not having a bunk bed over my head is precious to me. Being able to open the door whenever I want to and just walk outside and breathe in fresh air, to breathe in freedom – that is precious to me.”
Johnson was convicted of drug trafficking, which she turned to after a gambling addiction caused her to lose her job at FedEx. In 1997 she was sentenced to life in prison without parole before Kardashian met with President Donald Trump to discuss Johnson’s case and get her released.
The two women have remained close ever since and Alice may not have known Kim while behind bars, she certainly knows just how powerful she is now. Kim has proven over the last year or so that she isn’t just a reality star. She’s a savvy businesswoman and aspiring lawyer (yes, really) who wants to help others while attempting to reform the criminal justice system. Heck, the mom of three helped free 17 federal prisoners this year alone. All that and starting up a new clothing line with SKIMS? Kim is one busy lady.
Johnson and Kardashian herself have modelled for SKIMS (which, by the way, is so much better than Kimono). Now, let’s see if Kim drafts her sisters Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie, to pose for the brand.
SKIMS is set to launch on September 10.
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My fans and followers are a huge inspiration to me – I’m always listening to their feedback and opinions, and am so grateful they shared their ideas for a new brand name. After much thought and consideration, I’m excited to announce the launch of @SKIMS Solutionwear™ coming September 10. I love the idea that the pieces will be the closest thing to someone’s skin, skimming with amazingly soft and supportive fabrics which accentuate the best parts of our bodies. Available in sizes XXS – 5XL, SKIMS Solutionwear™ is for every body. SKIMS.COM. #ShowYourSKIMS Photo: #VanessaBeecroft