Jena Sims is an actress, model, world traveler, and award-winning philanthropist. After a successful stint in Hollywood, this small town Georgia peach now calls Jupiter, Florida her home. She has been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry for the past decade.
The former Miss Georgia Teen USA can be seen in two Syfy Channel hits, the cult classic Sharknado 5 and the action film, 3 Headed Shark Attack. She has also acted alongside Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner, and Morgan Freeman.
Since moving to Florida, Jena has booked nearly 20 commercials and print campaigns. She can be seen in advertisements for Rooms-to-Go, Harris Teeter, All For Color and Zappos, to name a few. When she isn’t working, Jena enjoys taking her black lab named Cove, to the dog beach!
In addition to an impressive television and film resume, Jena loves to spend her time giving back to the community. Her experience in pageants inspired her to become the founder and president of HBBQs (Has Been Beauty Queens), Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to celebrate children currently facing serious illnesses and challenges. The HBBQs, Inc. team travels to cities across the country and abroad to organize a noncompetitive event, called Pageant of Hope, that aims to raise the self-esteem of children facing cancer and other serious challenges. Jena’s mission is to give each child the opportunity to be a prince or a princess for the day—a moment to be celebrated for who they are and to take their mind off of endless hospital visits and treatments. She is also passionate about raising money for the cystic fibrosis foundation, participating in the CF Climb every year in Los Angeles with one of her best friends, Kristen Brockman.
Jena has a passion for business and real estate, as well. She’s currently the Marketing Manager and Co-Owner of the Beach Blanket House in Exuma, Bahamas, a beautiful vacation rental home she built with her mother that overlooks the shoreline of Jimmy Hill Beach. Check it out at @thebeachblanket.
One of her hidden talents is the ability to eat an entire box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts in one sitting. You can follow her fun journey on instagram @jenamsims.