Jena Sims was born and raised in Winder, Georgia. Jena became a beauty pageant contender as a young teenager and won several awards. Prudently, she decided to study international business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee to provide herself with a range of opportunities.
The Girl with Many Crowns
Beauty pageants get a bad rap, but the effort it takes to practice being erudite and poised all while wearing restrictive support garments and 6-inch heels are monumental! In 2004, Jena was crowned Miss Georgia Junior National Teenager. Two years later, she went on to win Miss Junior Teenager again. In 2006, she was crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA and in 2007 attended the Miss Teen USA pageant.
Jena Sims has had roles on the Entourage series, featured in Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, and Sharknado 5. Her sense of humor and easy-going attitude has casting directors and other industry leaders clamoring down her door for more of her sparkle on the silver screen.
Pageant of Hope
Jena Sims is a dedicated philanthropist and runs a non-profit called Pageant of Hope. The organization hosts beauty pageants at hospitals and children’s cancer wards to help bolster their self-esteem and entertain them. Pageant of Hope has held events in Georgia, Tennessee, and New York.
A Southern Gem
While the B-movies like Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader aren’t going to win Sims an Oscar anytime soon, her charity work, on the other hand, is being noticed by many prestigious organizations. In 2003, Sims won the highly-coveted Prudential Spirit of Community Award thanks to her efforts cheering up sick kids. In 2006, Jena won the Southern Hero Award to celebrate all her hard work helping others.