'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson recently shared the story behind her viral YouTube video in which she encourages girls to embrace their flaws and find value in Jesus Christ.
Earlier this month, Robertson went make-up free in a video posted to YouTube titled "Just Be You and Live Original" in which she addressed her personal insecurities regarding body image and how she finds security in her faith. Before long, the seven-minute clip received over 2.5 million views and thousands of positive responses from fans revealing how Robertson's message had personally encouraged them.
On Monday, the 17 year old model appeared on "Good Morning America," to reveal the inspiration behind her video."I was kinda preaching to myself, a message that I needed to hear," Robertson recalled of recording the message for fans on YouTube. "Then my little sister came home from church and watched it. She said, 'Sadie that's really good, you should post it,' so I posted it and the next thing I know, I'm on 'Good Morning America' talking about it."
The "Dancing With the Stars" alum addressed how millions of girls today feel pressured to meet society's unrealistic expectations of beauty.
"For girls, no matter who you are or what position you're in, everybody struggles with insecurities and everybody kinda compares themselves to somebody else, whether they want to admit it or not," Robertson said on "GMA."
Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of their bodies and working to reach superficial goals, Robertson encouraged viewers to embrace their flaws and find their worth and confidence in God.
"I just wanted people to know that no matter who you are, you can't reach it by comparing yourself to other humans," the reality star noted on the morning show. "And for me, I found that going through God was the best way that I could do it."
Due to the popularity of her "Live Original" video, Robertson recently put up a Live Original website that urges fans to "dream big and do something!"
In addition to featuring different photos of herself modelling clothes from the Robertson family's Duck & Dressing store and her Sherri Hill dress collection, Roberts regularly posts encouraging messages and Scripture verses.
"You are valuable! You are worth respecting," she writes on her website. "No matter what you may struggle with, you are still a person God made. You are His child. He loves you, and He has good plans for your life. If you respect yourself and insist that others respect you too, you'll be right in the middle of God's plans for your life now and on track for a great future."