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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Ajah on

Very commendable…and a rarity for girls her age these days! SO very refreshing and good to see girls who want to act their ages. Speaks volumes of her rearing! You go, Bindi! Tell ’em!!

Chihuahua MOM on

I love this girl! Her dad would be so PROUD!

bazookajoe19 on

AWESOME! What a breath of fresh air. We’re tired of the same old stale air from youngsters these days. Here’s a fresh path to follow.

Tina on

Well, that’s refreshing.

Melinda on

Great job! She is adorable and has a great head on her shoulders!

Daniella on

Good for her!! What a great positive role model for young girls on how to be a Lady, even at a younger age.

NJH on

Totally grounded! Totally refreshing!

Lexie on

Bindi, you are beautiful, and wise beyond your years! Good for you! Maybe some of these young girls will pay attention to your wise advise and start realizing they look idiotic.

Thanks from a woman who has grandchildren and cares about this young generation growing up and taking off their clothes.

Hanna on

She is gorgeous! How wonderful to see in this day and age. Appears her mother taught her well.

tsktsk on

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

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