'Duck Dynasty' Teen Sadie Robertson a Young Star Who's Putting God First

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Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 02:33 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Sadie Robertson, whose family stars on the wildly popular A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty," is being billed as the anti-Miley Cyrus — a positive role model who puts faith and family first.

Sadie, 16, opened up to Fox411 this week about how the Louisiana-based Robertson clan resists the temptations of fame and stays largely out of the spotlight.

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"I think people use fame as an excuse to lose their faith," she said. "Faith is obviously my number one priority and I think you need to put God at the top of everything you do. When we began 'Duck Dynasty,' we weren't starting it for fame. We started it to get the message of God out there."

The reality show, now in its fifth season, chronicles the lives of the Robertsons, who own a company that makes duck calls for hunters. Ratings have been through the roof ever since the first season premiered in 2012.

"We could have easily done a reality show like everyone else," Robertson said. "But it's our faith that catches people's eyes because sadly, it's not something we're used to seeing [on TV] these days. ... 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 Robertson is also a budding fashion designer — she walked the runway at New York Fashion Week back in September to debut her new line of prom dresses for Sherri Hill. She also co-hosts a YouTube series called "The New Different" with "Preacher's Daughters" star Kolby Koroff.

"We started 'The New Different' because we saw all of these people get famous from doing stupid things on Vine and YouTube and 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?" she told Fox411.

The teen said she plans to continue practicing her strong faith in the hope that it will keep her humble.

"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 that 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 OK."

New episodes of "Duck Dynasty" return to A&E March 19 at 10 p.m. EST.

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