CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Sunday, Channel 9 covered the 31st annual Charlotte Southern Women’s Show at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Jessica Robertson, TV personality from A&E’s most-watched show, “Duck Dynasty,” spoke at the show.
Robertson attended a meet and greet with various contest winners before speaking to the audience.
Roughly 15-20 contest winners were able to take a picture with Robertson, receive her autograph, and ask her any questions they had for her.
Each winner received a gift bag including a “Duck Dynasty” coffee mug, candy, and two miniature jars of mayonnaise and hot sauce.
“I want to thank her for being part of a television show I can watch with my 10-year-old,” one contest winner said. “It’s a great show to watch with the whole family.”
Following the meet-and-greet, the television personality spoke to the audience at the Southern Women’s Show, answering questions from attendees.
“How do your kids adjust to the cameras being around all of the time?” one participant asked.
Robertson emphasized that some of her kids are shy, while others have opened up.
“It depends on the day,” Robertson replied.
Robertson also told the audience she was not always famous, and money was never a luxury to her and her family.
“There were many, many years when we lived paycheck to paycheck,” Robertson said of her financial situation before Duck Dynasty started, with husband and fellow Duck Dynasty star, Jep Robertson. “We used to live in a trailer. I would have never ever pictured I'd be where I am today two and a half years ago."
Although the Duck Dynasty family is now financially stable, Robertson says they stay grounded with prayer.
She also said her family tries to have weekly family dinners with the extended family.
When asked how much air time each family member receives, Robertson said it is hard to feature every member in every scene because there are only 22 minutes of air time per episode.
She also told the audience A&E originally told the cast there were too many family members on the show.
After Robertson’s question and answer session, she signed fans’ Duck Dynasty books during a book signing at the Southern Women’s Show.