Bindi Irwin, the adorable 17-year-old daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, is all grown up and gorgeous. Bindi looked beautiful in a black and white Instagram photo posted June 2.
Irwin, a vocal advocate of “young girls dressing their age,” expressed her thoughts about beauty and self-acceptance in the caption to her Instagram photo:
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ‘What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.’ – S. Westerfeld”
Bindi’s dad, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, died during a tragic snorkeling accident in 2006, when Bindi was just 8 years old.
Like her famous dad, Bindi loves wildlife and conservation, and starred in a TV series called Bindi’s Wildlife Adventures.
“I’m a big advocate for young girls dressing their age,” Irwin told News Corp Australia. “I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they’re always trying to dress older. Whether it’s wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them.”
Bindi added: “It kind of has the opposite effect in some ways – it kind of does the opposite where it makes you look younger and like you’re trying too hard.”