In a recent interview with FOX411, Duck Dynasty‘s Sadie Robertson revealed faith is her number one priority.
“I think people use fame as an excuse to lose their faith,” Sadie Robertson, 16, has said.
“Faith is obviously my number one priority and I think you need to put God at the top of everything you do.”
Sadie Robertson also said she is using her fame to help promote family values.
“When we began <<Duck Dynasty>>, we weren’t starting it for fame,” she said.
“We started it to get the message of God out there.”
Sadie Robertson said her family’s show helped to fill a hole in today’s television programming by providing wholesome, Christian values for families to enjoy together.
“We could have easily done a reality show like everyone else,” she said.
“But it’s our faith that catches people’s eyes because sadly, it’s not something we’re used to seeing [on TV] these days.”
Sadie Robertson pointed out that there are several new Christian-themed films coming out this year.
“It just takes one person to take a stance and begin doing something different. We think [the show] has done a good job of getting out God’s message.”
The family sat down for one of their weekly dinners to set up some ground rules before they signed on for the reality show.
“We had a family dinner before the show started and we talked about if at any time in this journey that God is not first, then we have to put the show away,” Sadie Robertson recalled.
“If we start to think of ourselves too highly, we remember that we were happy before the show and we will be happy after the show.”
They even came up with a secret phrase should any family member start to let the fame get to their heads.
“At the dinner, my Uncle [Si] said, <<Remember the Alamo?>>” she explained they simply utter the sentence to remind the person to stay grounded.
Sadie Robertson has seen success outside of Duck Dynasty reality show.
At just 16, Sadie Robertson has sung a duet with country super star Allison Kraus, walked the runway in New York fashion week and co-hosts a popular Youtube series called The New Different with Preacher’s Daughters star Kolby Koloff.
“We started <<The New Different>> because we saw all of these people get famous from doing stupid things on Vine and YouTube and we thought if they can put the stupidest things online and have millions of views, why don’t we start a Christian-based video series?”
Sadie Robertson said it “was a God thing” when fellow reality star Kolby Koloff moved to Louisiana and they started producing the weekly series to cover the “daily struggles that teenagers go through” to give them “words of encouragement each week”.
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