Julia took a short hiatus from racing in the beginning of 2012 to film for CBS’ television show SURVIVOR! The 26th season, titled SURVIVOR Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites, aired from February 2013 to May 2013. Julia, one of the last surviving members of the Fans tribe, made it to day 19 (out of 39) and was eliminated just before the merge.

“SURVIVOR was such an adventure! I loved how complex and difficult all the challenges and social game were. It was a little lopsided because the other tribe was returning players and although we the Fans got obliterated by the favorites every challenge, we never gave up. At the end of the day it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I learned so much, including how to make a fire, how production works, how to handle social media reactions and knowing that I can survive a second-degree sunburn!”