"Duck Dynasty" teen Sadie Robertson was recently interviewed by FOX411 about how her faith has helped her to stay grounded as a young reality television celebrity. The show, whose last episode pulled in over six million viewers, has catapulted the Robertson family to much fame and fortune.
The Robertsons are famous for their dry humor and whit, their passion for hunting, for strong family values, and for their faith in Christ. Thankfully, the family has not been phased by their popularity, even when being criticized for their beliefs. "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," says Sadie, the sixteen-year-old known for her beautiful modesty and genuine faith.
Many young stars have been adversely affected by fame; from Mary Kate Olsen's drug addiction to Amanda Bynes' breakdown and the recent Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus scandals. Because of her faith, Sadie has stayed grounded and has even created her own modest dress line with Sherri Hill. She also does weekly devotionals with "Preachers' Daughters" reality show teen star Kolby Koloff.
"When you're famous, you do get so much attention that I can see how you could just think the world of yourself," Sadie says - she battles this temptation by remembering that God's opinion is the only one that truly matters. "I think if you go into it thinking that this is not for me, that this is for God, you'll be okay," says the young star.
Sadie attests that the Robertson family did not aspire to fame when signing on to "Duck Dynasty;" rather, their hope was to share their faith in Christ with others through the television show - "We started it to get the message of God out there," she says. And they have done just that.
Perhaps in part because of the controversy that surrounded patriarch Phil Robertson for his Biblical stance on sexuality, A&E seems to be allowing the family to be more vocal about their faith in Season Five of "Duck Dynasty." Phil's prayers at the end of each episode are said in Jesus' name, and the patriarch often thanks God for His love, for His mercy, and for His salvation made possible through His Son.
The Robertson family has committed to keeping one another accountable, encouraging one another to keep their hearts humble and grounded in the Lord. "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," Sadie says.
Following her interview with Fox, Sadie's aunt Missy tweeted "Proud of all the things my family is speaking about: true faith (in the spotlight or not), true love for family & hard work. #NotAshamed."