Brooks Koepka took the golf world by storm when he burst onto the scene by winning four major tournaments in a two-year span. He won his first U.S. Open in 2017, the same year he got together with now-fiancée Jena Sims. Coincidence?
Well, the couple definitely seems happy together. In March, Brooks and Jena got engaged. And if the past is any indication, Brooks may have some impressive golf to show for it during the 2021 Masters, which just teed off this week.
But who exactly is Jena Sims?
She’s a former Miss Georgia Teen
The Winder, Georgia native won the state competition in 2007 and briefly attended Belmont University in Nashville before moving to California to pursue her modeling and acting career.
You may recognize Jena from her starring role in “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader.” Some of her other credits include smaller parts in shows like “One Tree Hill” and “Halt and Catch Fire.”
She’s a Philanthropist
Jena runs a non-profit organization called “Pageant of Hope” that puts on beauty pageants for children with special needs, cancer, or other disadvantages.
She recognizes that shows like “Toddlers and Tiaras” can give the pageant world a bad reputation, but she believes that pageants can help build confidence and other life skills in children.
“We just basically try to treat them like kings and queens,” Jena said in a 2012 interview.
Jena Sims Went Viral With Brooks After The Golfer Rejected Her Kiss
Jena and Brooks’ most memorable moment on social media came a few years ago during the 2019 PGA Championship.
As Koepka made his way onto the course for his final round of the Championship, Jena went in for a kiss. Unfortunately for her, the golfer was completely locked in. Brooks’ extreme focus resulted in complete kiss rejection and an unforgettable moment.
The good news is that video didn’t tell the whole story.
“We’re obviously past that now, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of that tournament, we walked in and kissed at that exact spot. But then on Sunday, he ends up walking in with me, and we had a meal together, and then he kissed me before the round,” Jena said in an Instagram Q&A back in 2020.
Brooks went on to win the Championship. And we’re relieved to know that Jena got her kiss.