Brinza reaches for Miss California


Born and raised in Maple Lake, Sarah Brinza is on her way to capturing her dream of acting and modeling while living in Los Angeles, California. Brinza, using her first and middle names, Sarah Ashley, as her professional name, is a 2010 MLHS grad. During high school she participated in track, cross-country, drama, and one-act productions. After high school she attended Riverland Community College in Austin, MN where she earned her AS degree in Human Services.
Wanting more, she packed her bags and moved to New York City and enrolled at the New York Film Academy to study acting. Returning to Minnesota with an agent and a few acting gigs under her belt, she made the decision to move to Los Angeles.
With no job or housing in place, the decision was a tough one, but one she felt LA was the best place to pursue her chosen career. Once again, she packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles where a job, a place to live, and auditions fell right in place.  
From an early age, celebrities had made a big impact on Brinza’s life and she knew she wasn’t the only one being influenced. The fame, fortune, and fun that seemed part of their everyday lives was something to aspire to. Now able to see past the glitz and glamour, Brinza understands that some lives can be negatively affected by the fame. As she begins to make progress in her acting and modeling, Brinza hopes to use her career to help encourage other young women and to lead by example, showing them true worth comes from within.