|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Jena Michelle Sims
(1988-12-30) December 30, 1988
Winder, Georgia, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007|
|Miss Teen USA 2007|
Jena Michelle Sims (born December 30, 1988) is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who has held the Miss National Junior Teenager title and competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2007.
She has been widely recognized for her work with various charities, including her own organization “Pageant of Hope”.
Early life and education
Sims grew up in Winder, Georgia and graduated from Winder-Barrow High School in 2007. She briefly attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she studied International Business. Jena is currently in Hollywood, California pursuing a career in modeling and acting. She stars in the 2012 film, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader.
A year later, Sims won the Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007 title in a state pageant held in Newnan on 11 November 2006. It was her second attempt at the title, as she placed in the semi-finals in the 2006 event. She was crowned by outgoing titleholder Brittany Sharp, who placed fourth runner-up in the Miss Teen USA pageant in August.
Sims represented Georgia in the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant broadcast live from Pasadena, California in August 2007, but did not place. She was the first Miss Georgia Teen USA not to place in the pageant since 2003.
Sims runs a non-profit organization that hosts beauty pageants for children with cancer and other disadvantages called the “Pageant of Hope”. The pageants have been held in Winder, Tennessee, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, California and she will be expanding into South Carolina.
In 2006 she received a Southern Hero award, and won a Prudential Spirit of Community award in 2003. In 2006 she was honored with an award from the Caring Institute in Washington DC, recognizing her work with children with cancer. The following year she was one of twenty-seven American teenagers given the “Nestle Very Best In Youth” award for her community service.
Her Pageant of Hope has also been awarded numerous State and National Community Service awards such as The Nestle Very Best in Youth National Award, BRICK Do Something National Award and the Prudential Spirit of Community Bronze and Silver medallion. She has been named a Georgia Young Entrepreneur by NFIB, a WXIA Kids Who Care winner, and a Huggable Hero by Maxine Clark and Build a Bear Workshop.
Her first role was the main role of Cassie in Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012).
- Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
- Last Vegas (2013)
- Kill the Messenger (2014)
- 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015).
- American Beach House (2015)
- HALT AND CATCH FIRE (TV SERIES) 2015 CLUB GOER
- THREE HEADED SHARK ATTACK 2015 DR. LAURA THOMAS
- YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL (TV SERIES) 2015 EMMA
- SHARKNADO: HEART OF SHARKNESS 2015 NATO DELEGATE LEE
- SATISFACTION (TV SERIES) 2015 PAIGE
- BULLFROG BULLFROG (SHORT) 2015 AMANDA HENDRICKS
- ENTER THE FIST AND GOLDEN FLEECE 2016 CHASTITY
- POWERS (TV SERIES) 2016 DEVIL GIRL
- THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW (TV SERIES) 2016 GUANTANAMO BABE
- VALET BOYS (TV SERIES) 2016 LOLA
- FALLEN ANGEL (SHORT) 2016 GRACE ALBRIGHT
- BENEATH THE LEAVES 2017 ALEXA
- DOG YEARS 2017 BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
- THURSDAY THE 12TH 2017 LAURA ANN
- 2017 THE HOTEL MAIDEN 2017 VICKY
- 2017 ANGEL INVESTIGATORS 2017 NEWS REPORTERS
- 2017 SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING NATO DELEGATE LEE
- 2018 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT TIFFANI