Shay Johnson is one of those people who have been involved in a lot of things and have still managed to record successes in pretty much all. She is an actress, reality TV star, fitness enthusiast, and health motivator among other things. She is most recognized, however, for her appearance in the series Love & Hip Hop which she has been a part of for many years. Shay also enjoys a massive social media presence with more than a million followers on Instagram.
Biography – Who Is Shay Johnson?
As already stated, Shay is a lot of things all in one, including an actress, reality TV star, fitness enthusiast, model, and entrepreneur. She was born Shay Buckeey Johnson on September 30, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., which is also where she was brought up.
She was raised by her parents alongside a brother and sister. While there is no information as regards her educational background, it is known that she had always loved the show business which she later got involved in.
Her first encounter with fame was in 2006 when she was on VH1’s second season of Flavor of Love, in which she became known as Buckeey. In the same year, she was also on The Wendy Williams Experience and The Tyra Banks Show, both of which added to her popularity.
However, she would come to be known even much more for her appearance on the TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta in which she appeared at different points from 2012 to 2019. She also appeared on Love & Hip Hop: Miami from 2018 to 2019.
Away from the reality TV series, Shay Johnson has also had a role as an actress in the 2016 drama Losing Everything in which she was offered the role of Tracy. Since then, she has not had any serious gig as an actress.
After she left Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Shay revealed that she was not happy with the weight she was putting on as a result of depression. Because of this, she decided to take to fitness training which she believed would help her take control of her mind. This did not only help her in building a better body, but it also led to the birth of her fitness brand, Shay J Fit.
Facts You Need To Know About Shay Johnson
1. Dating and relationships
Shay is not someone that is a stranger to relationships as she is known to have found love more than once on TV. Still not married, she was in a relationship with rapper Lil Scrappy for close to five years. While many believed the two would have a future together, the rapper ended up proposing to Ericka Dixon, the mother of his daughter.
After her “scrappy” relationship came to an end, she turned to her friend, Pleasure P for solace but it soon turned to a relationship. Before long, Shay Johnson found out that Pleasure was seeing another girl and so she was out of the relationship in no time.
She was also linked to yet another musician André 3000 and then Peter Thomas, but the relationship was swiftly denied.
Shay Johnson had a health scare in 2018. She shared a picture of herself on a hospital bed and later revealed that she had been dealing with fibroid tumors for months. Since then, the reality TV star has always tried to sensitize people on the health issue.
3. Net Worth
The Love & Hip Hop star has been involved in a lot of things in the past which has added to her very rich resume. With that said, Shay Johnson has a net worth that is estimated at $400 thousand. She made her fortune from her TV career as well as from modeling and various business efforts.
4. Height and Body Measurements
A very smart woman who is also blessed with good looks, Shay Johnson has a good body although she is not necessarily the tallest woman on any day. She stands at 5 feet 4 inches and has a body weight of 60 kg. With black hair and dark brown eyes, her body measures 35-30-38 inches (breast-waist-hips). She has been able to maintain a good body thanks to her fitness training.
5. Social Media Presence
Johnson has a very good social media presence. On Instagram where she shares her pictures and fitness routines, she has more than a million followers while on Twitter, she has over 324,000 followers.