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

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tsktsk on

Her dress is short and she’s wearing a lot of make up. Still a better role model for young girls than most celebrities her age.

Erin on

She may not have a plunging neckline but her skirt seems a little short given what she’s advocating.

karen1228 on

If only she could spread her wisdom to all the other teens out there who think less is best. She’s a breath of fresh air in the era of Kartrashians, etc.

Taylor on

Always felt her dad was an arrogant SOB. Sadly his arrogance is probably what hurt him in the end. Every one “loves” this girl? You don’t even know her. Wildlife expert – I doubt it. Get over it people and PEOPLE. And yes it is my opinion and I’m as entitled to it as she is hers!

Helen K. on

Keep up being you Bindi being who u are…..you do ur dad n mum proud. God bless u n family.

Kathleen Trudgeon on

Her mother is raising her right! And her father would be so very proud of her!

JA on

LOVE this girl! Steve would be so proud! :)

Debby on

Glad to see you are your father’s daughter. Good for you!!! We have enough of the lower class Kardashian and Jenner-Kardashians want-a-be”s.

NAM on

She wears WAY too much make-up for her age though, looks awful!

LL on

She should feel worse about being attached to Sea World via her mother’s greediness. You can wear all of the covered up clothing you want, girl. But if you’re attached to SW and that horror show? You can just S T F U.

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