Former Olympian Shawn Johnson East on why she didn't want to just be a famous face

Whether it’s thanks to her Olympic discipline or the sheer energy of her youth, Shawn Johnson East makes her dizzying success look easy. The 24-year-old former gymnast managed to parlay a gold medal win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics into a robust media career as a best-selling author, philanthropist, reality TV personality and, now, investor on CNBC’s Adventure Capitalists. But the path to a multi-hyphenate lifestyle after sports wasn’t always obvious for Johnson East. Adventure Capitalists All New Tuesdays 11P ET
01:18
Tue, Oct 24 20172:23 PM EST