Steve Irwin’s daughter took home the trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday night and dedicated the prize to her father.
Bindi Irwin, 17, and her partner Derek Hough, brought the crowd to tears with their final dance routine and scored 30 points — a perfect score.
At the end of their dance, a picture of Irwin and her father showed up on the screen behind them.
“Thank you so much for everything,” Irwin said. “I can’t believe I’m here. Thank you for changing my life.”
Steve Irwin died in 2006 after a stingray stuck its barb into his heart during a trip in the Batt Reef.
“The most special part of this experience is to really be able to grow and touch on parts of my life that I never thought I would really go to and be able to share my journey and story with so many others,” Bindi said. (RELATED: 37-Year-Old ‘Real Housewife’ Suffers Stroke, Loses Ability To Speak)
“And to be able to gain another brother who’s been so special. I feel really blessed.” (PHOTOS: Meet The Surprising Cast Of This Season’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’)