The daughter of the late Steve Irwin, who said she was “honored” to be competing on the show’s 21st season, said on ‘Good Morning America‘:
This is completely different to anything I have ever done in my life. I am used to wrangling crocodiles. I actually just got back from our annual crocodile research trip. About four days ago I was in far north Queensland catching crocs and now here I am in New York City, about to be in LA.”
Bindi’s 17 now and lives with her mother, Terri Irwin, and brother Bob Irwin on the grounds of the Australia Zoo, which the family owns. She’s in for quite an adventure with a relocation to LA! She had this to say about the dance competition:
I’m quite nervous about this. I have to tell you though, the judges scare me more than crocodiles. 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.”
I don’t know; wrestling crocs probably gives her a good workout!
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.”
They’ve been warned- LOL. Good luck, Bindi!
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