Miss South Carolina, Julia Herrin

Julia Herrin


Julia Herrin was born and raised in the low country of South Carolina. Her love of music was cultivated at a young age, due to her parent’s work in the music industry. She began playing the piano at age 7. Julia was homeschooled through high school and matriculated to Auburn University Honors College to study Piano Performance and Communications on the Pre-Law track. Julia got involved in the Miss America Organization at the age of 13 as a way to build confidence.  She now runs a non-profit organization and social impact initiative called #RealNotPerfect which is designed to help curb the rising tide of low self-esteem and depression by educating people on the importance of social media literacy and healthy social media use.  In July of 2021, Julia was awarded the title of Miss South Carolina 2021 and will compete at the 100th Miss America Competition in Connecticut this December.

Social impact initiative

#RealNotPerfect is a social impact initiative dedicated to curbing the rising tide of low self esteem and depression through the education of social media literacy. Utilizing social media literacy allows users to overcome the negative ramifications of social media and instead use social media platforms as a catalyst for change.

Five Fast Facts

  1. 13 years of piano performance experience
  2. Been a pescatarian since the age of 12
  3. Founded a non profit organization at the age of 15
  4. Has a (healthy) obsession with pineapple
  5. Harry Potter Trivia Champion

Book Julia for

Social Media Literacy and Safety: #REALNOTPERFECT WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

  1. The Age of Social Media – Safety Techniques, Social Media Literacy, and Mental Health
    Ages: 5-9, 10-14, 15-18
    College and Career
    Parents Workshops
  2. Women’s Empowerment WorkshopsWorkshops discussing confidence, worthiness, self-esteem, social media culture, vulnerability, and authenticity.
    Ages: 5-9, 10-13, 14-18
    College and Career
    Mother/daughter workshops


Speaking on a multitude of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Social Media Safety
  • Social Media Literacy
  • Self-esteem, image, and mental health
  • Literacy and childhood education
  • College preparation and scholarship readiness
  • Biblical perspectives on self-esteem and social media
  • Also available for galas/award ceremonies/parades/ribbon-cuttings


  • Auburn University Piano Studio member
  • Pursuing a degree in Piano Performance
  • Kawai US Signature Artist
  • Available for mini-concerts and music classes

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