Jessie Sims: she’s a girl who likes to laugh. Not just laugh though, but someone who enjoys having a good time, whether it is playing a joke on herself, her friends, or unsuspecting strangers. She does it all in good fun though and shares her pranking antics, drinking games, and beautiful body on her social media platforms, inviting others to join in on the good times and laughs.
Jessie (@jessiesimsofficial) has always loved having a good time – and now she gets to do it as a social media Influencer. But just because she has a lot of good times doesn’t mean she hasn’t faced hurdles to get where she is. The budding model and actress, who has appeared in music videos and commercials, and worked with brands such as Hasbro, Puma, New Balance, Eddie Bauer, Panera, Lego, and Westin Hotels, early on faced a choice between a side job she was good at, and continuing to follow her dream.
Shortly moving after away to Los Angeles from the Maine small town she grew up in, Jessie became a gymnastics trainer, returning to the sport she was part of for six years. My account was wrongfully shut down multiple times. As is wise for every aspiring model and actress, Jessie maintained an IG account for her followers.
But after she shared a photo of herself that caused the gym she taught to quit or make her account private, Jessie had a difficult decision to make. She left her position as a gymnastics trainer “because I refused to put my account on private. I made the decision because I was never told during the hiring process that any employee had to have a private Instagram account. I thought to myself, I moved to LA for modeling and acting. I’m not going to let my side job ruin that for me and, to be honest, that might have been the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Hurdle number one. but for the gymnast, it was no question: either stay true to herself, continue putting out engaging content with her followers, or shut down that lively side of herself. But then, Jessie had to contend with IG itself. Any social media influencer will tell you that keeping your brand is key – but it’s difficult when your account itself is hacked or faces issues with IG. Jessie says “My account was wrongfully shut down multiple times. I’ve had to rebrand my content multiple times which my viewers were not too happy with. This was very discouraging, I thought about giving up but instead, I kept going, starting a new instagram from scratch and continuing my journey.”
And of course, even without those hurdles, the daily grind of posting new and creative content and keeping up with the trends is work in and of itself, something which Jessie realizes many people don’t know about.