- (Photo: Twitter/Sadie Robertson)
"Duck Dynasty's" Sadie Robertson said in a recent interview that being famous is no reason to lose one's Christian faith.
Unlike other young celebrities who often compromise their values upon reaching stardom, the 16-year-old Robertson girl has used her reality show fame to promote a wholesome Christian attitude for America's youth to follow. "I think people use fame as an excuse to lose their faith," Roberston told FOX411 in a recent interview. "Faith is obviously my number one priority and I think you need to put God at the top of everything you do."
Robertson went on to say that she and her family started their "Duck Dynasty" reality series not to gain fame, but for the goal of putting God first and spreading His message to viewers. Upon starting their show, the Robertson family reportedly made a promise to stop the series if they ever find themselves too self-involved or straying away from God.
"This world can influence you in some bad ways. I know I couldn't do it by myself and my family reminds me why I'm doing this," Robertson said. "We wouldn't have anything that we do have if it weren't for God and we have to give Him the glory for everything."
The young Robertson girl has attempted to use her fame for good, often using her Twitter account to discuss Bible passages and even starting a YouTube series called "The New Different" with Kolby Koloff, star of the reality show "Preachers' Daughters." In the YouTube series, Robertson and Koloff offer weekly devotionals to guide youth in making healthy, Christ-based decisions. Robertson has also launched a prom dress clothing line that seeks to offer teens fashionable yet modest dresses that are "daddy approved length."
The 16-year-old reality television star has previously said that she believes her reality show is an opportunity to share Jesus Christ's love with others.
"When we were little and said our prayers at night, I would always say, 'God, please give me an opportunity to make a difference in this world.' I mean, you always want to, but you never know how to do it. Now that God's blessed us with this TV show, here's that opportunity," Robertson told TC Magazine.
Robertson stars alongside her siblings Bella, John Luke, Rebecca, and Will on the hit A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty," which airs every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. EST. Other cast members include Sadie's parents, Willie and Korie Robertson, her zany Uncle Si, her grandfather Phil, and many more.