Bindi Irwin isn’t a little girl anymore!
The 16-year-old daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin, took to Instagram to share a selfie debuting her new look — complete with heavy eye makeup and dark lipstick!
She captioned the gorgeous shot, “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.“ The stunning teen added a quote from American writer Scott Westerfeld, “What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
Hey — a pretty face doesn’t hurt either!
While the young conservationist may look more mature than we’re used to seeing her, she’s made it clear she’s not in any rush to grow up.
“I try so hard to be true to myself,” she said this past February.
She continued, “I want to encourage other young girls not to grow up too soon. Just enjoy the now. It’s so easy for 16-year-old girls, myself included, to say, ‘I just wish I were an adult.’ But we can’t wish our lives away. When we’re adults, we’ll say, ‘I wish I were 16 again.’”
Gorgeous — inside and out — and brains to boot? We bet her late father would be so proud!