The Hot 10: Jena Sims

The former Georgia beauty queen likes donuts and dogs.

Jena Sims doesn’t mind knocking industry veterans out of the way for more screen time. Though she first filled the screen in Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50-Foot Cheerleader, her work has gotten as sharp as her elbows. A recent turn in Kill the Messengeralongside Jeremy Renner, Ray Liotta, and Andy Garcia announced her intention to buckle down. She wants to be more than a pretty face, which is a bit tricky because it’s a hell of a face (just ask the judges of Miss Teen USA). But she’s pulling it off, using her growing fame to gin up publicity for “HBBQs (Has Been Beauty Queens),” a non-profit organization that holds a noncompetitive contest where every child leaves a winner, and booking role after role.

Jena found some time to chat with Maxim about her best assets, cheesy pick-up lines, and some of her upcoming projects.

I feel most sexy wearing my guy’s t-shirt. And underwear.

If I had a free afternoon, I would take a dance class. It’s something I don’t make a point to do and if I had some time, why not?

My favorite part of my body is my butt. It’s out there, and it’s pretty spectacular.

A man can get my attention with a cheesy pick-up line. I know most girls hate them, but I think they’re so ironic. If a guy can accept that and pull it off with swag, I find that very attractive. ‘If I were a booger, I’d pick you first,’ is a personal favorite.

My favorite food is Krispy Kreme donuts. If you want to pick me up, just bring me those. They’re the equivalent of flowers for me.

I have two films that are going to start shooting late this fall, one called “Down Angel” and the other is “The Forest”. They’re both horror/thrillers, which I haven’t done in a while so I’m due.

If I weren’t acting, I would probably be a flight attendant. I can never see myself having a 9-to-5 job and I think that would be so perfect for me. Plus, free travel is amazing.

A man should look sexy but a little rugged. I don’t mind scruff and definitely not too much hair product. Like an ‘I look sexy but I’m not trying to look sexy’ kind of thing.

I like a man to wear a good pair of name-brand jeans. If he has those I know he’s got his stuff together. I’m also a sucker for a graphic tee.

My favorite place to hang out is a place called Blue Dog Beer Tavern. A lot of beautiful people hang out there and people bring in pictures of their dogs to hang up on the walls.