After winning “Dancing With the Stars” Season 21, Bindi Irwin, 17, went to her home in Australia for the birthday celebration of his younger brother Robert Irwin, who will turn 11 on Dec. 1. Along with their mother Terri Irwin, the siblings live and work at the Australia Zoo in Queensland.

On Nov. 28, Saturday, Bindi took to Instagram to share a photo of her hand holding a crocodile’s hand. The daughter of the late “The Crocodile Hunter” star Steve Irwin captioned it, “Be kind to everything that lives.”

Bindi’s first name came from the name of her late father’s favourite female crocodile at the Australia Zoo. She was eight years old when her father was killed by a stingray barb while setting up to shoot ocean reef footage for a show.

On Nov. 24, Bindi was declared the “DWTS” Season 21 winner with Julianne Hough’s brother Derek Hough, 30, as her professional dancer partner. Following their victory, Derek wrote on TV Guide that he has learned a lot about life, love and joy from Bindi although she is 13 years younger to him and she is one of the greatest contestants the ABC dance competition show has ever had.

While everyone else seems to be happy for Bindi for winning “DWTS” Season 2, one panel show host, who is also a former immigration minister, gave negative comments about the attention she is getting. On Nov. 25, “The Verdict” host Amanda Vanstone said being a daughter of a man who has passed away does not make the Australian teen special.

“The Verdict” host Karl Stefanovic congratulated Bindi on winning the “DWTS” Season 21 mirror-ball trophy. He described her as “a really special person” who has made him cry and laugh several times.

Vanstone reacted to Stefanovic’s comments saying Bindi is not the only person whose father has died. On the other hand, the “DWTS” Season 21 has yet to react to Vanstone’s comments.

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