BINDI Irwin cried tears of joy last night when she was crowned the latest winner of Dancing with the Stars.
After an emotional last routine dedicated to her late father Steve Irwin, the 17-year-old proudly lifted the mirror ball nine years after his tragic death.
The Australian had found multiple ways to honor her ‘Crocodile Hunter’ dad throughout this season with dancing partner Derek Hough.
Talking about her dad after being crowned champion Bindi said: “”I couldn’t even imagine if he was here right now.
“Honestly, I hope that he’d be proud of me. And I hope that I am able to carry-on in his footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on.”
Steve Irwin was tragically killed at the age of 44 after being struck by a stingray barb to the heart in Queensland, Australia in 2006.