Bindi Irwin: 'I Feel Really Bad For' Girls My Age Who Wear Revealing Clothing

06/24/2014 at 01:02 PM ET

You won’t find photos of Bindi Irwin wearing crop tops and denim cutoffs on Instagram. The 15-year-old daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin is committed to dressing appropriately for her teenage years — and that means not showing too much skin.

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“I’m a big advocate for young girls dressing their age,” Irwin told News Corp Australia, via the Daily Mail. “I mean, for me, I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they’re always trying to dress older. Whether it’s wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them. It kind of has the opposite effect in some ways … it makes you look younger and like you’re trying too hard.”

The wildlife expert — who hit the red carpet in an age appropriate floral skater dress and boots earlier this year — also explained that dressing inappropriately now might come back to haunt her teenage peers in the future. “I almost wish I could tell young girls, ‘Look, in 10 years when you look back at yourself, you’ll cringe, honey, honestly.'” Her advice? “Don’t try so hard. A pair of jeans and a T-shirt is just as gorgeous and even makes you look classier.”

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Other young starlets in Irwin’s age bracket, like Kylie Jenner, don’t necessarily abide by the same rules. But the young Aussie TV personality explains that she’s always been a different kind of kid, describing herself as having an “86-year-old soul.”

“I love a cup of tea and a good book and none of that [other stuff] really interests me… I guess growing up at [the] Australia Zoo and getting to travel all over the world, I have this great outlook on life and that’s what I hope I inspire other kids to have.”

What do you think of Irwin’s stance? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Dresses , Fashion

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veggie mama on

Wonderful, non-judgmental too. I like her self-confidence and belief in who she is. Wish more young girls could hear her, because so many fall victim to the Hollywood cut-out looks, fad diets so everyone looks the same, and dressing cheap. Love her level-headedness. More power to ya!

JustMe on

Hooray!! I was so glad to read this! It made my day a little happier! Common sense is so UN-common in teenagers, way to go Bindi and Mom!

paulie on

Finally a classy young girl with great values. Now this is a role model

Kerissa on

Adorable inside and out. Truly a breath of fresh air. Intelligent, cute and has moral standards.

Give this girl the front page every time please! Step aside Kartrashians, Rihanna, Miley losers!!

Denise on

Rock on, Bindi! You look beautiful!

Jane on

Love her outlook…has a great head on her shoulders!

Kay Campbell on

Good for you, Bindi!! You are SO right!! It thrills me to hear a young lady with maturity and smarts!!

guest on

What a delightful young lady. Beautiful inside and out.

Maria on

I’ll take Bindi over a Kartrashian any day.

choi on

So tired of women putting each other down. We arrive, naked we die naked. So what

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