In a recent interview with News Corp Australia, via the Daily Mail, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin cautioned girls her age about their fashion choices, advising them to be more modest in their attire.
The 15-year-old said she believes girls who dress too provocatively may end up regretting their fashion choices later on.
“I’m a big advocate for young girls dressing their age,” said Irwin. “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.”
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“I almost wish I could tell young girls, ‘Look, in 10 years when you look back at yourself, you’ll cringe, honey, honestly,'” said Irwin.
The Return to Nim’s Island star advised her peers to “dress like you are,” and “Don’t try so hard. A pair of jeans and a T-shirt is just as gorgeous and even makes you look classier.”
Irwin said similar advice she received from her mom, Terri Irwin, has been a “blessing.”
“To be able to have that outlook on life is such a blessing,” Bindi said of her mom. “I’ve gotten that from my mum especially. The way I choose to dress, I want to influence other people around me, I suppose.”
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The animal rights advocate is obviously mature beyond her years. She concedes that she is an old soul.
“My mum and I, we were playing this game, how old would you be if you didn’t know how old you really are?” she said. “Like how old is your soul? And I said ‘I’d be 86.’ I love a cup of tea and a good book and none of that [other stuff] really interests me… I guess growing up at [the] Australia Zoo and getting to travel all over the world, I have this great outlook on life and that’s what I hope I inspire other kids to have.”
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