“We were tested in all sorts of ways. We had no idea of what they were after, ut my grandmother had always told me that I was only as beautiful outside as I was inside. So I did my best to get along with everyone, not to check out anyone else’s files, to be friendly to the outcast and do whatever it took to help the others. To Julia’s surprise, she was declared the winner, having overcome every one of the character tests put before the contestants.
Photographed for People magazine as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People, she stated how important it is to judge people not only from the outside but from the inside, as well.
As a young child, Julia was active in dance and felt it was a way to reach out to the community. She performed at the Metroplex and often danced for nursing homes and others in need of having their spirits raised and won several awards both for her solos and her dance group work.
A registered Indian of the Chickasaw Nation, Julia and her siblings are the last of the family members to hold that title. While she has participated some in the heritage and rituals, she says that her mother and grandparents are more involved. Nevertheless, she is proud of her status and has learned a lot from the Indian culture. One of Julia’s dreams is to start a dance school for disabled children and another teach tap to Native American children and teens. As she talked, the pride in her heritage was evident
My family taught the importance of giving and I tried to follow that all my life.” In fact, she won several awards for her work with the Girl Scouts of America and then went on to be Miss Teen Fort Worth 2002; Miss Teen Texas 2002; and later Miss Grapevine 2008 and Miss Texas 2008.
While serving as Miss Grapevine, Julia worked with Make a Wish Foundation and numerous other non profit organizations. She also implemented a program in the schools of the Grapeville-Colleyville area to help develop character. Character Education has appeared now in the curriculum of several schools. It teaches children the role character plays in children and adults.
During the time she was Miss Texas, Julia did a lot of work with the Special Olympics. “I hold a special place in my heart for those kids.” In fact, she was in school at the University of Texas in Arlington for special education and still plans to finish her college degree one day. “I saw the ad for True Beauty and decided to apply and take a break from school.”
A month ago, shortly after the shooting for the show ended, Julia decided that she loved the atmosphere and Los Angles and with the support of her family, she moved out here. She’s still getting settled in West Hollywood, “but I love everything about Los Angeles.” She has already auditioned for numerous parts with E Entertainment and TV Guide and she still works for Tyra Banks as the Los Angeles correspondent.
Julia Anderson is a true beauty and it shouldn’t be long before she is snatched up by an agent.
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