It certainly isn’t easy to stick to your guns if you’re a famous reality star with Christian values. Even so, Sadie Robertson is handling Hollywood with grace and maturity, despite her tender age. The Duck Dynasty star has been a fan favorite on this season’s Dancing With The Stars, though she has been adamant about maintaining a strict level of modesty on the usually raunchy show.
On Monday night, Sadie performed the rhumba during week six of Dancing With the Stars. The 17-year-old was admittedly apprehensive about the dance style, which is known to be sexual in nature. “I hope this week, it doesn’t come off as sexy, but it comes off as sweet,” she said. “It’s just so awkward to me, and when I get awkward, I laugh a lot.”
Sadie’s professional dance partner, Mark Ballas, has been very supportive of her Christian values. “I wanted to find the correct balance between being appropriate and doing the right dance,” Ballas said of the difficult task before him. He has been heralded by the judges this season for crafting routines which highlight Sadie’s natural talent and steer clear of moves which are too sensual for a teenager.
Sadie’s prayers were answered when she executed the rhumba nearly flawlessly, and more importantly, without making a sexual spectacle out of the dance. The panel of judges unanimously agreed that her performance was beautiful and age-appropriate. “Obviously, the rumba is a super passionate dance, right, but when we think passionate sometimes we go into this whole, like, raunchy thing, but it doesn’t have to be raunchy,” said Julianne Hough. “This was a beautiful story about falling in love, and that’s what I loved about that.”
The judges awarded Sadie and Mark 35 out of 40 points for their rhumba; a score apparently much higher than the pair originally anticipated. In an overwhelmingly sweet moment, Sadie was reduced to tears as her scores were announced.
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H/T: The Blaze