American YouTube star Julie Franke is the fourth of the six children of her YouTuber parents, Kevin and Ruby Franke. She and her family are known for their popular YouTube family vlog channel, 8 Passengers. Julie has also promoted several brands through her family channel and is quite popular on other social media platforms, such as Instagram and TikTok, too. Julie is an avid sports lover and has practiced track, swimming, surfing, and gymnastics.

Early Life

Springville, Utah-based Julie Franke was named after her aunt, Julie Deru. A sports lover, Julie has participated in track and swimming in school. She also loves surfing and gymnastics. However, she dislikes reading and cooking.

Social Media Career

Julie’s parents launched their family YouTube channel, 8 Passengers, on January 8, 2015. Julie was introduced to their fans in the channel’s second video, Meet the Passengers! -Julie. Julie was just 6 years old back then. The video, which has since been deleted, followed Julie’s life through pictures and videos, from the day she had started walking till that moment. Over the years, the channel has amassed over 2 million subscribers with their entertaining family vlogs.

Julie has also appeared in other popular videos of the channel. The content of the channel includes everything from new hairstyles to clothing styles. The family also focuses on practical issues, such as the challenges of returning to school.

One of the channel’s most popular videos was Holidays with 8 Passengers, a December 2017 vlog, focusing on Julie and her family while they prepared for the holidays that year. The family’s Facebook page has amassed over 23,000 followers.

Julie is also popular on Instagram as 8passengers_julie. She has amassed over 35,000 followers on the platform, while her account is managed by her parents. She has also garnered over 346 likes and 66 followers on TikTok.

Through the years, Julie has also promoted brands such as Square Panda, Walgreens, Kellogg’s, and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. On December 31, 2016, Julie’s mother uploaded a video of her singing How Far I’ll Go from the 2016 Disney movie Moana.

Family Life

Julie is the fourth of the six children of her parents, Kevin and Ruby Franke, who are both social media stars and founders of the family YouTube channel, 8 Passengers.

Kevin is an engineer and an adjunct instructor in the civil engineering department at the Utah-based Brigham Young University (BYU).

Julie and her siblings: her older sisters Shari and Abby; her older brother, Chad Franke; her younger brother, Russell Franke; and her younger sister, Eve, all appear on their family YouTube channel.

Also known as Ju-Ju and Kicker, Julie follows the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In July 2017, Julie got her braces. In October 2019, her mother got her Invisalign aligners, after the brand sponsored their family channel.