Julianne Hough Talks Bindi Irwin, Calls Her 'Great' Role Model for Young Women

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Julianne Hough is one of this season's judges on Dancing With the Stars, and she's quite taken with one of the contestants--Bindi Irwin. Not only is she impressed with Bindi's abilities as a dancer, she is impressed with the young woman herself.

"I just feel like she's a really great role model for young girls because she looks like she is so comfortable in her own skin, where therefore makes everybody else feel comfortable in their skin," Julianne Hough said. "So I just think she's a great person to be on the show, to represent that she's 17 and she likes herself, you know? It's pretty awesome."

Speaking of awesome, Julianne Hough looked pretty awesome on Sunday at the 2015 Emmys. Wearing a sexy tulle dress by Marchesa, she rocked the red carpet in her incredibly sheer dress, showing off lots of body as she posed for the cameras. She wore a black headband and further accessorized her look with a bag and shoes by Jimmy Choo.

It's interesting that Julianne is such a style maven and is so taken with Bindi Irwin, too. Bindi wears a lot of khaki in her work at the Australia Zoo. She also admitted recently she had never worn high heels until she began rehearsals for Dancing With the Stars. She and Julianne Hough are at opposite ends of the style spectrum.

Did you see Julianne Hough at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, rocking her sexy Marchesa gown? Do you agree with her that Bindi Irwin is a great role model for other young women?

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.