“God, please give me an opportunity to make a difference in this world.”
16-year old Sadie Robertson is a “Duck heiress,” daughter of Willie Robertson and granddaughter of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. She has been in the spotlight since 2012 when the reality television show premiered on A&E. But in a recent interview, Sadie said that even with all the fame, there is no reason to lose her Christian faith.
“I think people use fame as an excuse to lose their faith,” Sadie told FOX411. “Faith is obviously my number one priority and I think you need to put God at the top of everything you do.”
Sadie, who has her own YouTube channel with Preachers’ Daughters star Kolby Koloff, said that before the hit reality show even began, her family sat down at dinner to discuss the rules.
“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,” she 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.”
The secret phrase her Uncle Si came up with to keep the family grounded is “Remember the Alamo?” They use it if one of the family members gets too caught up in the fame.
“This world can influence you in some bad ways,” Sadie said. “I know I couldn’t do it by myself and my family reminds me why I’m doing this. 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.”
Sadie said that gets at least one tweet a day that reads “I hope Sadie Robertson doesn’t turn out like Miley Cyrus.”
It is indeed difficult for the public to believe that a girl of Sadie’s age wouldn’t be influenced in the negative ways that other young celebrities have been. After all, Miley Cyrus has recently been posing topless for anyone who will look and Justin Bieber has been arrested for DUI charges. Yet Sadie continues to stay grounded.
“It just takes one person to take a stance and begin doing something different,” she said.
Along with her Duck Dynasty fame, Sadie has recently launched a “daddy approved length” prom dress clothing line called Live Original by Sadie Robertson which she modeled during New York Fashion Week.
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