Johnson was serving time for a non-violent drug charge when Kardashian made headlines after she won the great-grandmother’s freedom last year. Johnson served 21 years of a 25-year sentence before Kimmy came to her rescue.
“I was serving a 25 year sentence without the possibility of parole. Kim saw a video of me. She heard my story,” Johnson says in a campaign video. “And by the way, I didn’t even know who Kim Kardashian was! She went to war for me to fight for my freedom. That’s why I call her my ‘war angel,’ because nothing stood between her and my freedom.”
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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
She continued: “I was set free on June the 6th 2018. So now every moment in life is precious to me. This shapewear makes me feel that I can walk into the store, I can pick up something that I normally wouldn’t think about wearing and I can put it on, and it’s going to look great on me.”
Kardashian was forced to rename her shapewear line to SKIMS after Asians expressed outrage across social media over the original name “Kimono”.
Earlier this week Kardashian announced SKIMS will launch on Sept. 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,” she wrote on Instagram (see her post above).
Scroll up and watch Alice’s campaign via the YouTube clip above.