Bindi Irwin posted a glamorous new selfie on Instagram. The almost 17-year-old is growing up in more ways than one. Besides her dark eye makeup and bold lip, Bindi captioned the pic with a powerful mature message about loving yourself.
Wise beyond her years, Bindi captioned her photo with a favorite quote from S. Westerfeld: “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.”
Steve Irwin AKA The Crocodile Hunter’s daughter has always grown up with a passion for wildlife conservancy and takes an active role in her late father’s zoo, Australia Zoo.
Bindi also has a passion for singing, dancing, and acting and has appeared films such as Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove and TV shows including Curious George.
The Australian teen is happy being just that, a teen. She isn’t in any rush to grow up too fast. She told People earlier this year, she "want(s) to encourage other young girls not to grow up too soon."
She also told News Corp Australia: "I'm a big advocate for young girls dressing their age. I mean, for me, 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. 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.”
Steve’s death was sudden and tragic. A stingray barb killed him in September 2006 while he was shooting footage on the ocean reef in Australia.
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