Bindi Irwin told People she is “absolutely thrilled” to be dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Read on for more….
“I am absolutely thrilled. I can’t tell you how excited I am,” the daughter of the late Steve Irwin tells PEOPLE. “I think that it is going to be a truly unbelievable new experience. I can’t wait to see what is to come.”
Just days before flying to Los Angeles to begin preparing for the upcoming season, Irwin, who recently turned 17, says she was out on her family’s annual trip to the Steve Erwin Wildlife Preserve, where they spend “a month studying crocodiles to see where they go and what they get up to.”
“The contrast will be huge,” she says of shifting gears from the wilderness to the dance floor. “I’m a little scared but we will see what happens.”
For the full article and a fun pic, see People.
ETA2: Bindi also chatted with E Online about Doing Dancing With The Stars. Be sure to see the link for more about her.
“I’m really, really excited and so honored to be a part of this new journey and new chapter of my life,” she said on GMA. “I have to tell you, this is completely different to anything I have ever done in my life. I’m used to wrangling crocodiles!”
Bindi currently resides with her mother Terri and brother Robert on the grounds of the Australia Zoo, but she will relocate to Los Angeles for DWTS. Her mom and brother will be by her side.
With the new journey comes some new looks.
“I’m used to khaki and boots and I think it will always be a part of my life,” she said. “We always say khaki just isn’t a color, it’s an attitude; it’s a part of who we are. You can’t just climb a tree or wrangle a snake in a dress very easily, so this is completely different. For me, Dancing With the Stars has always been something I’ve admired.” Bindi said she wants to inspire others to take a leap into the unknown with her stint on DWTS.
Bindi admitted she has “no dance experience at all.” “My family’s not known for dancing,” she said.
“The judges scare me more than crocodiles,” Bindi admitted, also noting her dance partner should be patient and like animals.
ETA3: A fun video from E Online..