“Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson is known to her fans for being beautiful inside and out. That’s why it came as a sad surprise this week when she opened up about Hollywood’s brutal criticism of her appearance.
The Courage reported that Sadie took to Facebook to reveal some of the “shocking things” that have happened to her during Hollywood photoshoots. Sadie’s foray into Hollywood yielded some heartbreaking realities but her ability to rise above it all with a common sense approach is rather inspiring.
Sadie, 20, explained that she showed up for a “natural” no makeup photoshoot recently, only to be told by the photographer that she did not have the face to pull off a makeup-free look.
“A few months ago I showed up for a photoshoot that I had thought was going to be a natural no makeup photoshoot,” she began her Facebook post. “The director of the shoot took a quick look at me and said, ‘Nope this girl does not have the face to pull off a no makeup shoot.’ So they proceeded to spend around 2 hours making it look as though I had no makeup on.”
Sadie said that this is not the first time she’s had an experience like this one.
“I have never thought of myself as a model, but getting to dip my toes a little in this industry I’ve heard shocking things, had my stomach ‘fat’ pinched to make sure I knew which part I needed to get rid of. I’ve been told if I would loose 10 pounds then I may look like an actual model … ,” she said.
Most young women would find it hard to bounce back from these attacks. Sadie, however, is able to see the situation with a wisdom beyond her years:
These things at one point in my life would of really hurt me, but now I smile because I know my identity does not lie in my looks, my pictures, people’s comments or my Instagram. My identity lies within the hands of my God who I believe created me to be fearfully and wonderfully made. I believe EVERYONE has the face to pull off a “no makeup shoot” because that is YOUR FACE. The makeup is the extra. It’s fun, but when it becomes your everything that’s when you begin to loose everything about what makes you… YOU.
Now, Sadie is getting the last laugh by posting a makeup-free photo of herself to social media, and she looks absolutely stunning!
God bless you, Sadie Robertson!