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Steve Irwin dressed up in disguise to walk around zoo, son reveals

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It’s Robert Irwin as you’ve by no means seen him earlier than … and crikey he seems to be 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 style 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 style warrior as a wildlife one, telling Stellar he’s already starting to earn a status in his well-known household as a style-maker.

”I’ve really develop into often called the trendy Irwin,” he revealed along with his iconic enthusiasm.

“My dad wasn’t precisely a style icon, however he was iconic simply in the truth that he made khaki cool.”

Robert Irwin would reportedly stroll around zoos with an alter ego.
Robert Irwin would reportedly stroll round zoos dressed as his alter ego.
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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 known 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, paradoxically, the extra thrilling and experimental you’re together with your style, the much less folks will acknowledge you – at the least 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 moving into maturity, having turned 18, and navigating that’s arduous sufficient [but] when you find yourself in my state of affairs, and also you don’t have a father determine to information you thru, it’s actually arduous.”

Steve Irwin holds a nine-foot female alligator, accompanied by his wife Terri in June 1999.
Steve Irwin holds a nine-foot feminine alligator, accompanied by his spouse Terri in June 1999.
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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 stated.

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.”