Washington, Nov 25 : American pop/R andB singer Jordin Sparks has no qualms about making a pledge to stay a virgin until her wedding night, but she does find being considered a role model a little daunting.
Sparks, 18, was very flattered when she was praised for her chastity pledge and for setting herself apart from so many other celeb troublemakers, at the American Music Awards, where she presented with an un-televised award as Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist.
"The role model tag has definitely been thrust on me and that's something I don't take lightly," Fox News quoted Sparks as saying.
The "American Idol" alum recalled that it had been just two years ago that she was sitting at home as an aspiring singer watching these very awards, but felt that there was no young performer she could really look up to as a figure of inspiration.
"That really motivated me. Being a role model is fun but I find it difficult," she admitted.
"I have to constantly watch myself, watch my mouth and who I hang out with," she added.