Bindi Irwin confirmed recently she will compete during the upcoming 21st season of Dancing With the Stars. The daughter of Terri Irwin and the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin–Bindi was recently spotted all glammed up in both sparkles and fringe–something the 17-year-old never wears.
Bindi Irwin was getting fitted for costumes ahead of the DWTS competition, sporting a glittery little number that was just adorable on her.
“This is completely different to anything I have ever done in my life. I am used to wrangling crocodiles,” Bindi says. “It’s all about having the courage and strength and, for me, it is something completely different but I hope that I am able to inspire others in their own lives to seize opportunity and to make a difference and just jump, take that leap, even if it terrifies you.”
“I just hope my dance partner, whoever it is, is very patient and likes animals, because you never know what I’m going to bring to rehearsal,” she added.
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 30, 2015
It wasn’t so long ago that Bindi Irwin admitted that competing on Dancing With the Stars scares her more than the crocodiles she works with as she follows in her late dad’s footsteps.
“I have to tell you though, the judges scare me more than crocodiles,” Bindi said during her appearance on Good Morning America. “They are so knowledgeable. They’re supreme athletes. I’m just this girl from Australia who’s used to crocs so give me a 15-foot crocodile any day.”
— People magazine (@people) August 28, 2015
Bindi Irwin definitely won’t have a crocodile as a dance partner on DWTS. So far, dance pros Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, and Peta Murgatroyd are confirmed for season 21.
Steve Irwin would certainly be proud of his daughter. He might be shocked, however, to see her decked out in sparkles and fringe.
Will you be cheering on Bindi Irwin during season 21 of Dancing With the Stars? The new season premieres on September 14.