Former inmate Alice Marie Johnson made her modeling debut last week in a video campaign for Kim Kardashian West’s new shapewear line, SKIMS (previously known as Kimono).
Johnson, a 64-year-old great-grandmother, was serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense when Kardashian West came across her story online. In 2018, the media mogul became personally involved in Johnson’s case and successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to grant her clemency.
“She went to war for me to fight for my freedom,” says Johnson, wearing SKIMS Solutionwear’s black Sculpting Bodysuit. “That’s why I call her my war angel — because nothing stood between her and my freedom.”
Johnson was released on June 6, 2018, and since then, she has been embracing every moment of her new life outside of prison.
“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,” says Johnson in the video testimonial.
In the past year, Kardashian West has made multiple trips to the White House on behalf of inmates such as Johnson, and she is currently studying to become a lawyer.
The 38-year-old is also filming “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” an upcoming Oxygen documentary special that follows her efforts to "secure freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system.”
While a premiere date has yet to be announced for the two-hour special, Kardashian West has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the project, which promises to document “her mission to tackle one of America's most controversial subjects.”
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