March 17, 2013

Bindi Irwin, daughter of ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, flaunts a grown-up look (VIDEO)

(Left) On 2002 photo, Steve Irwin with wife Terri Irwin and daughter Bindi Irwin Photo. (Right) Bindi Irwin, now 14, during a photoshoot in Sydney on Monday. The teen conservationist is coming into her own as an actress and TV host, while maintaining a 'normal' teenage life.
The 14-year-old conservation expert is returning to television with the Hallmark Channel's 'Return to Nim's Island.'

Little Bindi Irwin is all grown up and starring on the Hallmark Channel.

The 14-year-old daughter of the late conservationist Steve Irwin is returning to television to be the face of Hallmark's new Friday night family movie showcase.

The Australian crocodile hunter's child will star in "Return to Nim's Island," the sequel of the 2008 flick "Nim's Island."

Bindi Irwin at a photoshoot in Sydney, Australia on March 11, 2013.
It will be her first feature-length film, but far from her first time on television. Aside from appearing with her father on his beloved Animal Planet series “The Crocodile Hunter,” Irwin has had several shows of her own including "Bindi, the Jungle Girl" and "Bindi's Boot Camp."

Since her father's death in 2006, Irwin has dedicated her life to wildlife conservation and education. The teenager has made it her mission to speak out about overpopulation.

"The older I get, the more I want to tackle the issues people don't want to talk about," Irwin told the Australian Associated Press.

Bindi Irwin and Terri Irwin during Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2006 in Sydney, Australia.
"With fewer resources to share around more people, how can the poor have improved lifestyles?" Irwin asked.

Despite her advocacy and filmwork, Irwin tries to keep a regular teenage life … sort of.

"I have friends who come to the Australia Zoo, and it's just instead of playing video games, we get to hug and kiss a giraffe, or walk a tiger." Irwin said.

"My life is certainly not common, but I think of myself as … a 'normal' teenager."

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