One year after Kim Kardashian West helped free Alice Marie Johnson from prison, the two have launched a professional relationship.
Johnson, whose life sentence was commuted in June 2018 by President Donald Trump, is modeling for Kardashian's West forthcoming shapewear line, SKIMS.
She appeared in a video shared to Kardashian West's Instagram story on Thursday, wearing a sculpting body suit.
"This shapewear makes me feel that I can walk into the store, I can pick up something that I normally wouldn't even think about wearing and I can put it on and it's going to look great on me," she said. "This shapewear makes me feel free."
Johnson, a 64-year-old grandmother, was given a mandatory life sentence plus 25 years in 1997 for her role in a cocaine distribution ring. Kardashian West saw a video about Johnson, and was so moved by her story that she decided to help.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star personally advocated for a presidential pardon during a visit to the White House in which she and Trump discussed prison reform.
Since then, Kardashian West, who runs a lucrative beauty company, also announced that she is launching a shapewear line next month. Originally called Kimono, she changed the name to SKIMS following accusations of cultural appropriation. In addition to being an entrepreneur and starring in an E! reality show, Kardashian West has announced that she is studying to become a lawyer.
"I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society," she told Vogue in April. "I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more."