Okay, Please take all Cochran masculinity observations to his thread and allow Julia to have her own comments.
Remember that, while you may disagree with another poster, you may not make it personal.
She was, admittedly, rather dull as a contestant. She reminded me of Darrah, the mortician from a few years back - like Darrah, I thought Julia would fly UTR to at least a jury seat.
She may have received a boring edit, although based upon what Probst said afterwards, I think she was just shut down or having trouble expressing her personality. I can't remember any specific facial expressions - maybe she's one of those "deadpan face" people. I DO remember her being rather althetic in some challenges, but we really saw very little of Julia, so it isn't surprising that so many people weren't aware that she was even playing the game.
I think the death knell for Julia was the tribal mix up. When she was partnered with Sherri, they seemed to strategize well together. The two boys she was left with seemed all too ready to throw her to the wolves to save themselves, and she hadn't made any inroads with the favorites other than Phillip, who is crazy. Dawn might have become another older lady alliance-mate for Julia, but as we saw she was also quick to run to Phillip to rat Julia out.
Television Julia and real life Julia are very different, I'm sure. I'm pretty sure she doesn't give a hoot if Cochran called her "vanilla" - she seems to be a bright and motivated young lady and I'm sure she's handling it just fine.
I would be too! Who wants to be called vanilla! Especially if you are the kind of female who spends most of her time in masculine worlds (science & math, race cars)---you aren't looking to be seen as sweet and bland! You'd think she might have connected well with Cochran, at least on an intellectual level.... Maybe they never talked.
Bobby Darin at Bronx Science??? OK, significantly weird!