'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson will be competing in ABC's Dancing With the Stars season 19 this month, an inside source confirmed the surprising addition to the DWTS competitors' roster with US Magazine. Her joining the roster may be inspired by DWTS season 18 competitor Candace Cameron Bure, sharing the same Christian faith and desire to try as many things as possible in life.
Sadie's mother Korie Robertson said that her daughter has always wanted to compete, the Us Weekly reported in May. "I think that our kids are really natural in front of the camera and they have fun with it," she said, commenting on Luke, Sadie, and Rebecca. "Sadie I think wants to maybe be on a talk show and she wants to be on Dancing with the Stars!"
Besides filming "Duck Dynasty" with her family, Sadie has been designing a modest clothing line that includes prom dresses in partnership with Sherri Hill. Her entrepreneurial spirit took her to walk the runway as a model during the Sherri Hill Fashion Week, wearing dresses that were "Daddy-Approved." Those who follow Duck Dynasty would probably know that the Robertsons' are a closely-knit family, and they showed up in a group to support their family's first designer/model.
With such family bond, fans can expect to see the Duck Dynasty clan to show up on DWTS as frequent guests. In addition to Sadie as the focal point, her family - Willie and Korie, Luke and Rebecca, Uncle Si, Missy and Jase Robertson, Phil and Miss Kay, Alan and Lisa, Jep and Jessica, and the rest of the Duck Dynasty clan. ABC can expect to see their ratings grow exponentially with this new addition to their roster.
Perhaps, Bure was the source of inspiration for the newly added DWTS contestant, because of what Bure said in May before national television and her dedication to her children, husband, and her values of modesty in the culture of immodesty and sex appeals. In addition, Bure remained steadfast in her initial commitment. "I'm a Christian, my life revolves around my relationship with Jesus Christ," said the Full House actress and mother of three who made the finals and ultimately finished in third place. "So with the overall tone of the dance or the costumes, I'm not going to take a backseat. My voice will definitely be heard."
Going into this new DWTS season, who will most likely be Sadie's dance partner? As pro-dancer Mark Ballas, Bure's dance partner, has been confirmed to compete again in season 19, Sadie would be able to work with someone who has experiences teaching a dancer with strong Christian values to dance and compete at the highest caliber.
The previously announced pros are Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Krina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Tony Dovolani, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The other revealed celebrity contestants are Janel Parrish, Lolo Jones, and Antonio Sabato Jr. The full list of competitors will be announced live on Good Morning America on Thursday, Sept. 4.
ABC's Dancing With the Stars season 19 will premiere on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.