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Fans Are Losing It Over Robert Irwin's First Magazine Cover Shoot

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Fans Are Losing It Over Robert Irwin's First Magazine Cover Shoot

Fans are losing it after Robert Irwin appeared in his first cover shoot this week.

Robert, 18, who is the son of the late Steve Irwin, appeared on the front cover of Australian mag Stellar, and fans barely recognised him at first.

The mag shared some sneak peeks of the shoot and interview with Robert, explaining: "You've never seen [Robert Irwin] like this before. ⁠As the son of Australia’s beloved croc hunter, Steve Irwin, Robert has lived much of his life in the shadow of his dad, who died before he had even turned three.

Robert is the son of Steve Irwin. Credit: Shutterstock
Robert is the son of Steve Irwin. Credit: Shutterstock
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"Navigating life without a father figure is a challenge for any teen, let alone one who’s had to do it under the glare and scrutiny of the international spotlight."

And fans can't believe it's Robert, with one writing: "Wow, I so remember him as a little boy, handsome young man he has become, Steve would be so proud."

While another said: "Oh, wow! He looks great in this photo."

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And a third added: "Your Dad would have be so proud of who you have become, onwards and upwards."

Meanwhile a fourth commented: "At first I didn't realise it was him."

And a fifth said: "His Dad would be so proud! He has turned out to be such a beautiful person inside and out."

Others were quick to compare Robert to the Hemsworth brothers, with many people spotting a resemblance between them.

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"Is it just me or does Robert Irwin look like the one of the Hemsworth brothers?," wrote one commenter, while another said: "In my mind he’s still 8, then out he comes looking like a long lost Hemsworth?!?!"

Last month, a viral clip showed one major Robert fan, Megan Grass, visiting Australia Zoo to try and bag a date.

In the footage, which was shared on TikTok, Robert could be seen smiling as Megan called him 'cute' before asking for his number.

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Robert since revealed he never actually gave his number to the tourist, but said he felt 'flattered' by the gesture.

Speaking to Stellar, he said: “I was very flattered by this lovely Australia Zoo guest. It certainly means a lot!” 

Irwin continued: “While I wasn't able to give out my personal details, I really appreciated having a conversation with someone who definitely had a great interest and passion for the zoo and my message. 

“If they're not ready to don the khaki and go feed crocs? Mate, it's not happening!” 

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/StellarMag

Topics: Celebrity

Lucy Devine
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