06/04/2015 10:29 EDT

Steve Irwin Daughter: Bindi Is All Grown Up!

Bindi Irwin is all grown up! In a new Instagram snap, the daughter of the late Steve Irwin proves she’s become a beautiful young lady.

In the image, Bindi, who turns 17 next month, looks very mature with her dark eye makeup and lipstick, which is quite the contrast to her regular fresh-faced photos.

Irwin’s oldest child captioned the photo, saying: “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

Bindi grew up in the public eye, often making appearances on her father’s well-known TV series “The Crocodile Hunter Diaries.” While Irwin’s death in 2006 was tragic for the then eight year old, Bindi has since continued her TV appearances, which include interviews, documentaries and even hosting gameshows.

Today, Bindi is an active social media user, often posting about her family. From her posts, it’s clear she’s taken after her father, who loved all animals and was an advocate of wildlife conservation.

#PhoneSnake #BabyBindiSue #ChildhoodLove ❤️🌿

A photo posted by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on

Bindi was Irwin’s eldest child. The late wildlife expert also had a son named Robert, who is now 11 years old.


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