Bindi Irwin Gets Glamorous Style Makeover, Still Loves Khaki

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Bindi Irwin, son of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and mom Terri Irwin, recently got a glamorous style makeover, but despite the new look, she admits she still likes khaki.

The style makeover was for Bindi Irwin's cover shoot for Australia's Telegraph Sunday Style magazine. Her new look is trendy, and also age appropriate for the pretty 17-year-old.

"I want to try different styles," Bindi Irwin told the magazine. "Khaki is a part of who I am, but it’s fun to get dressed up every now and then. Being a bit of a girl is always exciting. You can't jump on a croc or climb a tree if you're not in khaki, but I do like different clothes and playing around with it a bit."

“Khaki is part of who I am, but it’s fun to get dressed up every now and then.” @BindiSueIrwin in today’s #CoverShoot," the caption of the Telegraph's Instagram post featuring Bindi Irwin's cover shot reads.

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Bindi Irwin has an especially healthy outlook on dressing respectfully, and she hopes other young people will follow her example. She doesn't believe girls need to show a lot of skin to be pretty or sexy, feeling she can look just as classy in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.

Bindi received many comments on a recent selfie she shared on Instagram. Fans were shocked to see her wearing makeup.

"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," her caption reads.

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Irwin was shocked at the number of responses she got to her selfie.

"I was amazed at how much it exploded--I didn't expect that," she said. "I really didn't ever post selfies before, but it occurred to me, after talking to some friends, how much pressure is put on young people to look and act a certain way. We're all growing up and changing. I wanted to tell young girls--and boys--to stay true to who you are and not let anyone change you. You have to be able to accept yourself and know you’re gorgeous inside [and] out. It's hard sometimes."

Even though most of the responses she received were positive ones, the few negative ones she got hurt her feelings.

"It's human nature that if you get 20 positive comments and one negative one, you're going to focus on the negative,” she explained. "We all do that. It can be something that drags you down. It’s easy to get bogged down with it, but I try to concentrate on the good things."

Bindi Irwin is fast becoming a gorgeous young lady, and she seems like she has her feet planted firmly on the ground. She even has a boyfriend these days. Bindi is dating pro wakeboarder Chandler Powell.

What an amazing example she sets for other young people--especially those all caught up in the world of idolizing Hollywood icons.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.