Sadie Robertson: Fame Not an Excuse to Lose Faith

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Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame says fame is transient, but faith is forever. Wise beyond her years, the Louisiana teenager strives to remain grounded.

Sadie Robertson, John Luke Robertson

While Miley Cyrus makes news for Twerking and posing topless and Justin Bieber acts like a jerk around the clock, this youngster is going the opposite route.

"I think people use fame as an excuse to lose their faith," said Sadie (above, with brother John Luke). "Faith is obviously my number one priority."

"I think you need to put God at the top."

The overnight success of her family's hit A&E show has put Robertson in the spotlight, and the teenager is using her fame to help promote family values.

If you watch Duck Dynasty online, you know this is the crux of the show for Sadie, parents Willie and Korie Robertson, and the rest of the family.

"When we began Duck Dynasty, we weren't starting it for fame," the 16-year-old Sadie said. "We started it to get the message of God out there."

Robertson says the A&E hit helped to fill a hole in today's television programming by providing wholesome, Christian values for families to enjoy together.

"We could have easily done a show like everyone else," she said. "But it's our faith that catches people's eyes ... sadly, it's not something we're used to seeing [on TV]."

That faith also caused controversy in the form of patriarch Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments, but by and large, the show has received positive reviews.

"We had a family dinner before the show started and talked about if at any time in this journey that God is not first, we have to put the show away," Sadie recalled.

"At the dinner, my Uncle [Si] said, 'Remember the Alamo?" she explained they simply utter the sentence to remind the person to stay grounded.

"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."

Robertson has seen success outside of the show; she has sung a duet with country star Allison Krauss and walked the runway in New York fashion week.

She also co-hosts a popular Youtube series called "The New Different" with "Preacher's Daughters" star Kolby Koloff, and says the reason is simple:

"We started 'The New Different' because we saw all of these people get famous from doing stupid things on Vine and YouTube," Robertson said.

"We thought if they can put the stupidest things online and have millions of views, why don't we start a Christian-based video series?"

"If we're just helping one person, it's worth it."

"I get a tweet at least once a day that says, 'I hope Sadie Robertson doesn't turn out like Miley Cyrus,'" she said. "When you're famous you do get so much attention."

"I can see how you could just think the world of yourself. I think if you go into it thinking that this is not for me, that this is for God, you'll be okay."

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