Ashley Sims has always been deeply passionate about the modeling industry. At the young age of 5, she was signed with an agency in St. Louis and immediately booked a commercial print job in a local magazine. As school, friends, and activities absorbed her time the following six years, she felt it was time to regain the spark she felt when she was modeling. She entered the National American Miss Pageant and won overall in the Top Model Competition her second year.
It was at that second pageant in 2012 where she was introduced to Hoffman International, and she has never looked back. Kim Hoffman told her during their first meeting that Ashley was going to be an actress someday. Having always been a shy young girl, she had never given acting a second thought. After completing the Hoffman program and signing with the agency, she quickly landed an audition for a Disney Channel show, “Girl Meets World.” While not booking the coveted role solely because of lack of experience, her fierce determination motivated her to enroll in every acting class and workshop that was offered to get her out of her comfort zone. She always had intense feelings of happiness, passion, and enthusiasm to want to learn more during her experiences with Hoffman.
This newfound confidence and incredible drive attributed to her success at AMTC last summer. Devoting every spare minute for preparation on a national stage, her hard work paid dividends as she won Overall Female Child Model and was the top finalist for Overall Female Child Actress!! Aside from those top honors and multiple callbacks from national agencies, Ashley learned something valuable from her incredible AMTC experience. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success,” Ashley proudly says. She kindly awards Hoffman International credit for her personal growth and self-confidence and assuredly states that, even though she has accomplished a lot, her journey is just beginning. Ashley knows none of this would have been possible without the support, advice and guidance from her mother, godfather, and loyal friends. Ashley is a vivacious, outgoing, beautiful young woman who is wise beyond her years. The staff at Hoffman International is proud of Ashley and knows that she has an amazing future ahead of her!