Having won the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars, Bindi Irwin has stepped out of her late father Steve’s shadow to become a celebrity in her own right. And if any more proof of her popularity was needed, then look no further than a recent Instagram post Bindi made, which practically broke the internet.
Way back when, however, Bindi was very much a sidekick to her dad, the immensely popular TV “Crocodile Hunter” Steve. He and his wife Terri had named their daughter after a beloved crocodile at the Australia Zoo, a park that had been in Steve’s family since the start of the ’70s.
And it was thanks to her father’s attention-grabbing antics that Bindi grew up in the spotlight. What’s more, those antics – as seen in shows such as The Crocodile Hunter and Croc Files – made Steve a household name all over the world. His animal-loving daughter, meanwhile, would make her first on-screen appearance at just two years old.