It’s Robert Irwin as you’ve by no means seen him earlier than … and crikey he appears to be like good!
Now 18, the youngest son of Australia’s beloved croc hunter Steve Irwin, who died in 2006, has stepped out of his trademark khakis and posed for his first ever trend shoot with Stellar journal on location at Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Within the wide-ranging and at times emotional interview, Irwin revealed he’s as a lot a trend warrior as a wildlife one, telling Stellar he’s already starting to earn a fame in his well-known household as a style-maker.
”I’ve really develop into often known as the modern Irwin,” he revealed together with his iconic enthusiasm.
“My dad wasn’t precisely a trend icon, however he was iconic simply in the truth that he made khaki cool.”
Robert says his curiosity within the transformative nature of 1’s garments was really one thing he picked up from his well-known father who had rock-star degree fame in America.
“He had an alter ego referred to as Glenn Glamour,” Robert confides.
“He would put in false enamel, a wig, this ridiculous multi-colored trench coat, the weirdest pants and actually sketchy sneakers.
“And that’s how he would get across the zoo and no-one would discover him as a result of he was simply sporting probably the most ridiculous factor. So, sarcastically, the extra thrilling and experimental you’re together with your trend, the much less folks will acknowledge you – not less than for me.”
Robert, who wasn’t even 3 when his father was killed on the age of 44 by a stingray whereas filming a documentary on the Nice Barrier Reef in 2006, additionally opened up on how he has felt his father’s absence most acutely within the final two years.
“As a result of I’m type of entering into maturity, having turned 18, and navigating that’s onerous sufficient [but] when you’re in my state of affairs, and also you don’t have a father determine to information you thru, it’s actually onerous.”
In March 2020, he walked his sister down the aisle when she married her long-time boyfriend Chandler Powell.
“You try this type of stuff and assume, ‘That was Dad’s job. That wasn’t mine’,” he mentioned.
He says Bindi is now urging Robert to rush up and discover his particular somebody, too.
“She’s like, ‘You’re 18, Robert, what’s occurring? Choose up the tempo!’” he chuckles.
“By 18 she and Chandler had already been collectively for a few years. So, it occurred fairly fast [for Bindi to find love]. However that doesn’t occur fairly often.
“So, I’m nonetheless trying. I’m in no rush. It’ll occur when it occurs.”