Most people's hometown isn't a zoo. But most people aren't Bindi Irwin.

Just one week into the season and Bindi has managed to charm America on Dancing With the Stars, with her bubbly personality and impressive skills in the ballroom.

The 17 year-old wildlife expert opens up about her favorite memory of her late father, Steve Irwin, in this exclusive clip above, which will simultaneously break your heart and bring a smile to your face. Just call it the magic of Bindi Irwin.

The  theme of Monday's episode of the ABC reality hit is "Hometown Glory" night, which will find each couple will dance two new dance styles to songs that remind the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. And one of the songs Bindi and partner Derek Hough will dance to is a song she once danced to with her father at Australia Zoo aka her hometown.

"My hometown will always remind me of dad," Bindi explains, adding that the remembers being "genuinely so, so happy" with her father. Press play on the exclusive clip above to hear Bindi recall the "emotional" time. Warning: You will definitely cry.

Bindi Irwin, Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars


When E! News chatted with Bindi before the season started, she brought a tear to everyone's eye when she called her father, who died  when she was just eight years old, her "superhero," saying she was dedicating her entire DWTS journey to him.

"I think for me, Dad will always be my superhero," she said. "You know, everything I do in life is to make him proud and to carry on his legacy, and so I really am dedicating this entire—however long I'm able to make it—to him, to my family, to other people who are in a similar position. You know, after you lose a person like that, you feel like the sun will never shine again, but it will, and it may not shine as brightly, but you have to find that light in everything that you do. I feel like this experience, getting to work with Derek and the beautiful people on this show, has really been such a bright place for me, and I'm excited to focus all of my energy on doing the best job possible."

Anyone else Team Bindi?!

To hear more from Bindi about her father and her DWTS journey, tune into E! News tonight at 7 and 11 p.m.!

DWTS will air Monday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 p.m. on ABC, with the first celeb of season 21 being eliminated during Tuesday's show.

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