"I'm kind of shocked I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time", she joked during her acceptance speech.
Given that Johnson's commutation came less than a week after Kardashian West met with Trump at the White House, some have credited her with possibly helping reshape the president's position on criminal justice reform. The reality-TV star helped spread the case to a wider audience and spoke to Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner about what could be done.
I started screaming and crying and jumping. "It was wonderful. I'm so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. It was a ideal ending". Per The Huffington Post's report, the White House announced yesterday that Johnson would be granted clemency.
Alice Marie Johnson thanked President Donald Trump on Thursday for commuting her life sentence and said it was divine intervention that made Kim Kardashian appeal to the commander-in-chief on her behalf.
Kardashian then tweeted, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories".
According to Johnson, Kardashian said she would not give up on her.
"The morning that the op-ed dropped, I was asking God to not only make it viral, but make it super viral", Johnson said. "I know that it is all grace".
She continued, "When I just popped up on her phone, she said it was a moment where she knew that this is a moment. She needs to wake up and open her presents, so you're going to have to take that shift".
We asked her what she would say to people who think she should serve out the rest of her sentence. "She is an incredible woman, an awesome woman".
As for Kardashian West, Johnson said, "Kim, I love you". "I wanted to jump into their arms".
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After reuniting with her family, Johnson said, she plans to spend her time advocating for changes in the prison system.
"I will be a force in this fight".
Alice Marie Johnson, 63, had spent more than two decades behind bars, serving life without parole for drug offenses. "I'm not bitter about it".
The White House noted that letters of support for clemency had been received from Johnson's warden, case manager and vocational training instructor. He says he's considering a long list of other clemency actions, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving 14 years in prison for corruption, and celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart, who served about five months on charges connected to an insider trading case.
Her mother was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 after aiding in communications for a cocaine trafficking operation.
She also thanked her "war angel" Kardashian.
The president has also signaled that he could similarly favor lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who went to jail for making false statements in an insider trading case, and commute the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich, a former governor of IL convicted of corruption.
Mr Trump and Kim met in the Oval office to discuss Ms Johnson's case on May 30.
The statement added that the administration believed in being tough on crime but believed in giving a second chance to those who tried to better themselves in prison.
Following the meeting, an official White House statement confirmed the woman's sentence had been commuted.